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@ By BRENT DEAN

A.NEW $29 million reverse
osmosis plant was officially
commissioned yesterday at the
Baillou Hill Road water plant.

The plant, which is the
largest sea water reverse osmo-
sis desalination facility in the
Bahamas, has a production
capacity of 7.2 million US gal-
lons of drinking water per day,
with a minimum production

level of 6 million US gallons of °

potable water a day.

The plant is hurricane proof,
with the capacity to withstand
winds of up to 150 miles an
hour, and is accompanied by a
generator that will ensure the
continuation of service in the
event of prolonged power out-
ages.

‘Works Minister Bradley
Roberts stated that the addi-
tion of this plant, and the fur-
ther expansion of the water
works system in New Provi-
dence, will soon bring to an
end the barging of water from
Andros.

Mr Roberts also noted that
the plant will increase overall
output of the water system to
9.8 million imperial gallons per
day, with an overall production
capacity of 12 million imperial
gallons per day.

New reverse osmosis plants
are also in preparation for the
northern, south-western and
eastern portions of New Prov-
idence, according to Mr
Roberts.

Mr Roberts noted that cur-
rently the water and sewerage



corporation serves 30 per cent
of residents and hotels in New
Providence. He advised those
not connected to the water sys-
tem to reconnect — to preserve
the ground water system and
to avoid health problems that
may result from consumption
of polluted groundwater
sources,

The Prime Minister com-
mended Mr Roberts for all of
his efforts as the minister of
works.

The Prime Minister also said
that Mr Roberts will be demit-
ting office at the end of this
term, which officially ends
speculation as to whether or
not he will return to active pol-
itics.

Mr Christie said that the
expanded water facility is an
effort to invest in the future of
the country and is a part of the
planned transformation of the
Bahamas by his government.

In addition to the construc-
tion of the plant, Consolidat-
ed Water has also provided
technical expertise and equip-
ment that has led to a reduc-
tion of water loss by 1.2 mil-
lion gallons a day.

In addition to the Baillou
Hill Road plant, the company
also operates a 2.6 million US
gallon per day plant at Windsor
Field, along with a 115,000 US
gallon per day plant in South
Bimini.

Consolidated Water is a
company that originated in the
Cayman Islands, and is pub-
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left: Prime Minister Perry Christie; Jeffrey Parker, Chairman of the

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Minister of the Environmen

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New evidence
found in Anna
Nicole death case |

@ By KARIN HERIG ¢
Tribune Staff Reporter _

NEW evidence has been :

found in the case of Anna
Nicole’s death which may
change the findings of the med-
ical examiner’s autopsy report.

US media yesterday report-

autopsy results were scheduled
to be made public early next
week, new findings by the police
will delay that announcement
for one to two weeks.

Broward County Medical : ¢ ee :
Examiner Joshua Perper said : South ¢ arolina developer G
: Ben Thompson in the legal + tial proposals or changes to the
constituencies, which can affect :

: the number and size of a candi- :

he has concluded his autopsy

report and has determined a :
: home

cause of death, but will hold off

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Mr Pinder, who represents :

Claim that
Dannielynn’s

birth certificate.

may be invalid

THE birth certificate for ;
: Anna Nicole’s baby, which :
: names Howard K Stern as the }
: father,
: claimed.

A technicality

: nielynn and possibly force a ;
: paternity test, lawyer Godirey

Pinder claimed yester- :
pe yee : yesterday,

“Pro”

: dispute over the Eastern Road:
said Mr :

‘Horizons’,

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: to the boundaries of various
could invali- ; Constituencies. The final deci-

report- : date the Bahamian birth cer- | Sion on the boundaries is
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Govt reviews FNM ©
suggestions on
boundary changes

: @ By PAUL TURNQUEST :
: Tribune Staff Reporter i
: @ By ALISON LOWE

GOVERNMENT was yes- :
terday reviewing suggestions :
: made by the FNM on changes :
: tragedy will be filing legal claims
: against the two boat companies

: expected to be made known by :

: today.
: Speaking with The Tribune :
FNM Montagu MP :
said that the ;
: FNM’s suggestions were in }
: response to government's ini- }

Brent Symonette

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_ tragedy victims to

i file legal claims ‘in

very short order’

Tribune Staff Reporter
VICTIMS of the Sea Hauler

and the government "in very
short order" seeking compen-
sation for the financial and psy-

endured as a result of the 2003
collision.

Their hope is that the gov-
ernment and companies
involved — all of whom were
found liable by the government
appointed Wreck Commission
— will settle out of court,

SEE page nine

Teachers union satisfied deal can be reached with ministry

@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter |



BAHAMAS Union of Teachers officials
are finally satisfied that by next Monday a
final resolution can be achieved in the long-
standing showdown between the Ministry of
Education and educators across the country.

This was the announcement made yes-
terday by President of the union, Ida Poitt-
er Turnquest, after what she considered a
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She said that, based on the outcome of

yesterday's negotiations, "(the union) might
be able to finalise everything" by the begin-
ning of next week, bringing to an end over
a month of industrial unrest amongst mem-
bers of the BUT.

‘Veachers were up in arms over various
pay-related issues. Some alleged that the
government was treating the profession
with a "lack of respect" by not paying some
teachers correct salaries, and failing to pay
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demonstrated and walked out of classes in
Freeport, and later that month, teachers
from 52 New Providence schools marched
on the Ministry of Education in protest.

The Ministry stated that the problem had
stemmed [rom increased hiring this school
year, which alleviated under staffing in
many key areas, but at the same time, saw
the ministry lag behind in ensuring timely
and correct payment of funds to many

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Defence Force Band

THE community of Hatchet
Bay, Eleuthera was treated to a
grand performance by members
of the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force.

In its ongoing thrust to forge a
better community relationship
with the public, both the Public

Relations Team and the
Defence Force Band travelled
to the land famous for its pineap-
ples, and allowed the residents to
become better acquainted with
the organisation.

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and Dance Bands, led by Sub

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Both teams worshipped at the
St Mark’s Methodist Church,
Hatchet Bay, and the Defence
Force Band rendered a selec-
tion during the service there.

In December 2006, the band

members visited the island of

erforms in Eleuthera

Andros, where they put on daz-
zling performances for the resi-
dents in Nicholl’s Town and
Red Bay.

The Defence Force says these
are the first of many visits they
will be making to the Family
Islands.

Eleuthera is
placed eighth
in ‘places
every woman
should visit’

m By ARTHIA NIXON-STACK

Eleuthera has been ranked
eighth worldwide in places
every woman should go.

Respected travel wr.tet
turned author Stephanie Eh-
zondo_Griest has feafured the
istandsin her latest book, 100
Places Every Woman Should
Go.

She describes Eleuthera as
“one place where mermaids are
thought to be alive and well”
and that “there is little to do
here but splash in the water”
Eleuthera’s famous pink sand
beaches are also highlighted in
the book.

Elizondo Griest invites read-
ers to visit the “crystalline
waters filled with colourful
reefs, eagle rays, octopus, dol-
phins and migrating whales.”

Her own experience of join-

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Caribbean music is shared to
the delight of her growing fan
base. She urges women to visit
the island
it”.

Broken into sections such as
Places Where Women Made
History, Places of Indulgence,
Places of Adventure and Ten
Tips For Wandering Women,
the book encourages women
travellers to see the world and
inspire them to create their own
dreams.

Number seven on the list is
Mongolia with its “all around
wonder”; six is belly-dancing in
San Francisco “for womanly
affirmation” and number five
is the arts and voodoo festival in
Benin “to celebrate struggle and
renewal”,

The fourth spot on the list is
to “celebrate powerful women
and their places in history” in
Frida Kahlo’s Mexico.

Rounding off the top three
are the banyas of Moscow and

St Petersburg “for purification *

and beautification”: lingerie
shopping in Paris “for indul-
gence” and the Hawaiian Vol-
canoes National Park for “inspi-
ration and enlightenment”.
The niece of a hobo and
daughter of a Navy band mem-
ber, Elizondo Griest says trav-
elling for adventure is geneti-

-eally imprinted in her.

The native Texan has trav-
elled all of the continents
(except for Antarctica) and is
the author of Around the Bloc:
My Life In Moscow, Betjing and
Havana.

She has also contributed to
The New York Times, Wash-
ington Post, Latina Magazine,
and The Associated Press
among others,

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Majors given
extension

to prepare
their appeal

DWIGHT and Keva
Major yesterday were grant-
ed a 45-day extension by the
Court of Appeal to prepare
for their appeal to the Privy
Council.

The Majors appeared in
court yesterday with their
new attorney Keod Smith.

Gavin Gaskin and San-
dradee Gardener appeared
on behalf of the Attorney
General’s office.

The Court of Appeal
granted the Majors’ condi-
tional leave in October of last
year to appeal to the Privy
Council, a ruling which had
been handed down by the
appellate court.

They had been given 90
days to prepare for their
appeal, however they asked
for an extension yesterday.

Last May, the Majors’ bid
to avoid extradition to the -
United States on substantial
drug charges was dealt a
major blow when the Court
of Appeal ruled that their
appeal to overturn a judge’s
ruling against their habeas
corpus application was with-
out merit.

The Majors are wanted by
the US government to face
drug charges relating to an
international conspiracy
involving hundreds of pounds
of cocaine and marijuana.

They have appeared in
local courts on several occa-
sions over the past several
years while fighting extradi-
tion.

EU blocks
WTO probe
into banana
tariffs

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THE European Union
blocked a World Trade Orga-
nization investigation of its
banana tariffs Thursday, tem-
porarily delaying the .



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decade-old dispute. with Latin }
American countries and the
United States over claims of
unfair trade discrimination,
according to Associated Press.

A panel will almost cer-
tainly be established to exam-
ine Brussels’ compliance with
international trade rules at a
future meeting of the WTO's
dispute settlement body, offi-
cials said.

The WTO has consistently
ruled against how the EU
sets tariffs for bananas, forc-
ing the 27-nation bloc to
overhaul a system that grants
preferential conditions for
producers from African and
Caribbean countries, mainly
former British and French
colonies.

Brussels, however, says a
new banana tariff established
last year — $231 per ton — has
brought its rules for banana
imports in line with WTO
rulings.

But Ecuador, the world’s
largest banana producer, is
challenging that claim. Under
WTO rules, the EU was able
to block the first request for a
compliance panel. Ecuador
has the chance to make a sec-
ond request later this month,
at which point the panel will
be automatically established.

Ecuador, which has a pop-
ulation of about 13.5 million,
said it has paid about $131
million because of the tariff.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2007, PAGE 3



0 In brief

Meeting for
victims of
alleged
brutality

VICTIMS of alleged police
brutality are to meet this week-
end to complete details of a
protest march they plan to stage
in the next few weeks.

Stephanie McCartney, whose
son Jamal Cleare was left brain
damaged by an alleged police
beating in January, is calling on
all families of victims to offer
support.

The marchers, complete with
placards, will gather outside
Freeport police station to press
for action against four officers
allegedly involved in the inci-
dent.

They will also draw attention
to other incidents of police bru-
tality and urge the government
to step in.

Yesterday, Ms McCartney
said: “I have had a good
response to my call for a protest
and I expect it to happen
between now and early April.”

Ms McCartney’s son was left
with a broken neck and brain
damage after an alleged assault
by three officers at Port Lucaya
police station. A fourth officer -
senior to the others - allegedly
told the offending officers they
could “do as they please.”

Jamal went into a seizure
after the beating, during which
plastic bags were allegedly
placed over his head.

Ms McCartney wants the offi-
cers involved to be “removed
from office” until investigations
are completed.

During her son’s ordeal, he
was allegedly punched in the
head by one officer.

She made it clear, however,
that he was not attacked with
baseball bats, cutlass and taped
closet sticks, as indicated in yes-
terday’s Tribune.

“These were weapons used
in other instances of brutality
used on other young men,” she
said.

Anti-Bush
protesters
take to streets
in Brazil

@ BRAZIL
Sao Paulo

STUDENTS, environmen-
talists and leftist members of
Brazil’s governing party took
to the streets Thursday to
protest a visit by US President
George W Bush and his push
for an ethanol energy alliance
with Latin America’s largest
nation, according to Associated
Press.

Fearing that Brazil may clear
pristine jungle to increase sug-
arcane cultivation for ethanol
production, Greenpeace
activists hung a huge ba.aner
warning against increased
reliance on ethanol as an alter-
native fuel on a monument to
the 17th century Portuguese
explorers who conquered
Brazil’s Indians in search of
gold and gems.

“We know that Bush and the
United States are known for
exploiting weaker countries into
deals that will only benefit
themselves without worrying
about the environment,” said
Mariana Schwarz, a 25-year-old
publicist.

As many as 15,000 people
were expected for a two-mile
march through the financial
heart of South America’s largest
city just hours before Bush was
scheduled to arrive in Sao
Paulo.

Organisers complained that
the ethanol pact could enslave
poor Brazilians while enriching
overseas investors. The coali-
tion of marchers was expected
include union members and
extremists from the Workers
Party that supported President
Luiz Inacio Luiz da Silva in the
2002 campaign that made him
Brazil’s first elected leftist
leader.

Greenpeace said increased
Brazilian ethanol production
could cause social unrest
because most Brazilian sugar-
cane-ethanol operations are run
by wealthy families or corpora-
tions that reap most cf the ben-
efits while the poor are left to
cut the cane with machetes.

“If it’s not controlled, it can
create more problems than
solutions,” said Rebeca Lerer,
30, Greenpeace’s Brazil coor-
dinator of climate and energy
area. “The cane cutters will be
affected, we’re going to have
more jungle burning, which
could harm the environment
and even producers of other
crops will suffer.”

@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

A SECOND homeowner in
a week has come forward to
claim that his community is
being blighted by a landfill and
soil-sifting business, for which
he doubts the operator has a
permit.

He claims that for the last
three to four years another res-
ident of the Coral Harbour
community, where he lives, has
conducted the business from
an undeveloped strip of land
in the area.

He alleges that the other
resident does not own the land
from which, using heavy equip-
ment, he is taking valuable soil
and fill.

Furthermore, his heavy-duty
activities are affecting house
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HB REV William Thompson

LOCAL NEWS

Complaints that Coral Harbour
Jandfill site blighting community

The problem is symptomatic
of, but also a causal factor in, a
widespread problem in that
community of residents over-
stepping property boundaries,
the resident claimed.

Where there is supposed to
be a 50-foot wide government-
owned "green space" just with-
in the towers at the entrance
to the community, numerous
residents have reclaimed parts
of that land for themselves, he
said.

Ina separate incident, when
a group of residents com-
plained of another homeowner
fencing in an area that did not

belong to him, the Ministry of

Works issued a cease and desist
order.

However, the resident con-
tinued erecting the fence and,
subsequently, it remains. Noth-
ing has yet been done to recti-

fy the situation, it is claimed.

The homeowner said the
community is frustrated that
there is a lack of enforcement
with regard to such incidents,
describing the situation as a
"free for all."

Yamacraw

His sentiments echo those
of Mrs Ernestine Kaufmann, a
Yamacraw resident, who com-
plained last week that for five
years empty land surrounding
her property in a residential
area had been turned into a
noisy dump and soil reclaim-
ing business by a neighbour.

She questioned the neigh-
bour's ownership of the prop-
erty he is working on, and con-
demned the police and gov-
ernment for failing to address

the situation, despite a number
of complaints over a period of
years.

"The Ministry of Works is
so agonisingly slow in dealing
with the irregularities," said
the Coral Harbour man. "We
have been agitating to have
this corrected for a number of
years."

He accepts that the issue
may be a small one for that
ministry, in view of other con-
cerns, but stressed that it is a
"big problem" for those living
in the community.

The resident said he expects
the entrepreneur will be
"squeezed out" in years to
come by further development
in the area, but said that "he
should never have been
allowed to get a foothold to
begin with."

On Tuesday, all leasing of

Crown land by the Ministry of
Agriculture and Marine
Resources was stopped as a
direct result of Minister Leslie
Miller's determination that
many sites were being illegally
abused by unscrupulous peo-
ple.

Mr Miller also expressed
consternation that not enough
had been done to put a stop to
such illegal activities — pri-
marily consisting of the
removal of valuable topsoil and
fill from the land, and dumping
garbage in its place.

He estimated that up to 200
acres of Crown land across
New Providence may have
been "totally destroyed" by
such activities.

Efforts made to seek com-
ment from the Ministry of
Works were unsuccessful up to
press time yesterday.

Christian Council appeals for |
calm as murder rate causes alarm

@ By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE Bahamas Christian
Council has appealed to the
public for calm in the face of
increasing violence within the
country — following criticism
over its silence on many nation-

- al issues.

The council, headed by Rev
William Thompson, noted the
number of homicides in partic-
ular, and warned that the
Bahamas’ “ultimate end” could
prevail if the current crime
trend continues.

“At the pace we are on, the
figure of 60 homicides in 2006
will be easily surpassed in 2007.
This is totally unacceptable,”
he said.

“Very urgent action is needed
immediately, and all stakehold-
ers led by the government must
recommit themselves to mean-
ingful and sustained action to
halt the slaughter of our peo-
ple.”

Dr Thompson noted that
among the 14 homicides for the
year, one was a pastor of a
church in New Providence, for
whom “the council grieves with
his family and congregation”.

The council also extended its
condolences to the families of
the other 13 victims stating that
they will continue to pray for
all persons affected by these
and other unnecessary inci-
dences.

A statement issued yesterday
added that Bahamians should

remember to adhere to the
word of God, as it is the only
sure way to “remove the
scourge from our land”.

The council, it claimed, along
with local churches, are com-
mitted to helping the Bahamian
people avoid tragedies. How-
ever, they maintained that the
people must first “embrace the
teachings”.

“To reject the principles of
Christ in their lives is to invite
disaster, and when disaster
occurs it is too late to expect
and call upon the church to step
into the breach. However, as
always the church of God stands
ready and willing to promote .
and indeed fight for the interest
of the Bahamian people,” the
statement said.

New school announced

GEORGE Town, Exuma
will finally get a new primary
school, according to a govern-
ment statement.

The announcement came
yesterday following a meeting
between officials from the
Ministry of Education and
members of the George Town
community, including contrac-
tors, teachers and local gov-
ernment officials.

At the meeting, plans were
revealed for the New George
Town Primary School to be
constructed at the site of the
old United States Naval Base.

“The original intent was to
build one school in Hooper’s
Bay, Exuma, however the land
that was provided was unsuit-
able for the purpose as it was
discovered to be filled with
underground caves,” said the
statement. “Considering that
the New George Town Prima-
ry School will accommodate
the students of both Moss
Town and George Town Pri-
mary schools, the Hooper’s
Bay site was also proved to be

too small for the modern facil-
ity Which was planned.”

The announcement comes
after repeated complaints by
residents that the existing
school is poorly equipped and
overcrowded. They have point-
ed out that conditions at the
school are only getting worse
as the population of Exuma
continues to swell following
the opening of the Four Sea-
sons Emerald Bay resort.

The government said the
New George Town Primary
School will be built on about
16 acres of land and will fea-
ture a number of amenities.

Architect for the project,
Alvan Rolle explained that the
compound will house an
administrative complex with
offices for the administration, a
staff room, a nurses station,
sick bay, and custodial office.

The school, he said, also will
be equipped for use by stu-
dents with disabilities and will
feature specialty classrooms
for science, art, music and
computer studies.

“The school will also con-
tain a tuck shop, kitchen and
dining area which will accom-
modate members of the com-
munity for special functions
and serve as a hurricane shel-
ter, the statement said. “The
state-of-the-art complex will
be built to include infrastruc-
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Boundaries: bit of a mockery

ON WEDNESDAY Works Minister
Bradley Roberts told a Tribune reporter that
the Boundaries Commission, of which he is a
member, had completed its work and would
report to the House of Assembly next
Wednesday.

Earlier The Tribune had been told that the
report would have been completed by this
Monday and laid on the table of the House by
this Wednesday. It was this Wednesday that
Mr Roberts confirmed to The Tribune that
although completed, the report would not
be available before the House meets again
next Wednesday.

We found this statement strange, because
we were led to believe that government’s
first communication with the commission was
when it sent its boundaries recommendations
to all the members at 4pm Wednesday —
either shortly before or after — Mr Roberts
had informed The Tribune that the commis-
sion’s work had been completed. Obviously,
Mr Roberts felt that the opinion of the Oppo-
sition’s sole member didn’t count. If this is so,
why then was FNM Deputy Leader Brent
Symonette appointed to the commission?
And where does it leave Justice Stephen
Isaacs, who, we presumes, has an opinion
independent of both parties.

Obviously, the PLP members — House
Speaker Oswald Ingraham, chairman, Mr
Roberts and Mr Philip “Brave” Davis —
have agreed the boundaries and the two oth-
er members are expected to rubber stamp
their decision. It’s all a bit of a mockery.

There appears to be chaos in the civil ser-
vice — disgruntled civil servants in ministry
after ministry are going down like ninepins,
which has led one political commentator to
observe that if Foreign Affairs Minister Fred
Mitchell — who is also responsible for the
Public Service — had spent more time at home
instead of abroad, these disputes could have
been settled earlier, thus avoiding so much
confusion almost on the eve of an election. It
is a particularly bad time to weigh the wants
of the civil service against what the Treasury
and country can afford, especially when vote.
catching is uppermost in a politician’s mind.

Anyway, the Teachers Union seems satis-
fied that by Monday they will have answers to
their many outstanding issues.

It is difficult to understand why these mat-
ters could not have been settled sooner. Noth-
ing seems to get done in this country until

KEVIN'S

(AUSTOM

someone gets frustrated enough to take a
felt pen in hand, write a stinging message on
a placard, organise a large group of like-
minded dissenters and march on parliament.

As we understand it the teachers’ issues
can be broken down into three compart-
ments.

First there are the politically-inspired hir-
ings where teachers get in by the side-door,
but because they have not come in through
the front door, they are not properly docu-
mented in the system. Over a period of time
it is easy to see how this can cause contusion
and some teachers might either not be paid or
not paid what they expected. They are the
ones who are hired, sent to work, but often
not put on the payroll.

And then there are teachers who are hired
for a position that would, for example, require
only a BA degree. Under the Education Min-
istry’s incentive scheme this particular teacher
continues her studies and acquires a MA
degree. This will qualify her for a higher
salary in the profession. However, she has
been hired for a position for which only a
BA degree has been budgeted and no higher
degree is required. As any businessman
knows this throws out a department’s budget
and someone has to be making constant
adjustments. But in these ministries prob-
lems are pushed under the carpet until the
carpet can no longer hide them and they
burst out from all four corners, throwing up
dust everywhere.

The rent allowance is another problem
for teachers who have to be relocated to the
Family Islands. At one time the rent was paid
by the Ministry of Education. When the Min-
istry was in arrears of payment, the landlord
would take action again the Ministry. To
extricate the Ministry from the domestic
problems of teachers, the FNM, when it
became the government in 1992, stopped
paying rent to the landlord. Instead it pro-
vided a rent allowance for the teachers, which
was included in their salaries. This meant
that if rent was in arrears, it was a matter
between landlord and tenant and not landlord
and Ministry of Education. It is understood
that the PLP government discontinued the
rent allowance for the teachers, who now
complain that their rent allowance is not paid
at all.

All these problems, which have been
allowed to grow from mole hills into moun-
tains, could have been avoided if someone
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Reasons pit
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EDITOR, The Tribune

OVER the past twenty-five
years, | have committed niysclf
via my editorials to speak out
on issues important to the well
being of the Bahamian commu-
nity. Without fear or favour, I
have attempted to objectively
educate the public on critical
issues, so that they can become
aware and make informed deci-
sions. In addition, it is always
my hope that those charged
with the responsibility of enact-
ing and maintaining legislation
will make the sensible decisions
when it comes to acting within
the best interest of the Bahami-
an people. My efforts would
certainly not be in vain if the
government in all of its wisdom
embrace my humble sugges-
tions and formulate the neces-
sary legislation. Sometimes I
have had a degree of success.
Regrettably, all too often, my
good advice has been ignored
by the powers that be and my
more than reasonable sugges:
tions simply just fall by the way-
side to the detriment of the
Bahamian public.

For example, one of the
issues that I have lobbied suc-
cessive governments for over
the past decade is to enact leg-
islation to ban Pit Bulls from
the Bahamas. By doing so, the
Bahamas would join the sever-
al dozen countries around the
world that recognise the poten-
tial danger of these vicious ani-
mals and have completely
banned or extensively limited
their presence in their respec-
tive countries. Such legislation
usually only came about after
some disastrous pit bull attack
that ended in serious injury or
death. Hardly a week goes by in
the United States without the
news media announcing some
tragedy involving Pit Bulls.
Most communities have out-
right banned them. In some
towns, it is not enough just to
have a “Bad Dog” sign, but a
sign indicating the presence of a
Pit Bull. Needless to say, homes
bearing the Pit Bull sign are
shunned, as the danger to the
community is obvious.

The danger from a Pit Bull
comes from its unique neuro-
muscular structure embedded
in its muscles of mastication.
Amazingly, a Pit Bull can exert
a pressure of up to 2,000 psi, a
force sufficient to crush any
bone in the human body. Unless
a Pit Bull voluntarily relaxes its
grip, it is almost impossible to
get him to relax his grip. Even if
its head is severed, the Pit Bull
will still maintain its grip. How-

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ever, what makes a Pit Bull so
dangerous is the unpredictable
nature of their attack. They
have been known to even attack
their owners of many years.
Furthermore, it is uncertain as
to how much of this aggressive
characteristic is passes on when
Pit Bulls breed with other dogs,
such as the Bahamian potcake.
Against such a backdrop, the
news of another Pit Bull attack
in the Bahamas last Sunday
must have come as a horrible
shock. The viciousness and sav-
agery of this attack should leave
no doubt in anyone’s mind that
these creatures must not be per-
mitted to reside in the Bahamas.
Thanks to the heroic actions of
neighbours without any regard
for their own personal safety,
an even bigger tragedy was
averted, as a certain death could
have been the outcome. The
only good news in all this is the
fact that the victim was a twen-
ty-three-year-old male. Can you
imagine what would have hap-
pened had the victim been a
child? (By coincidence, as Iam
writing this article, a news story
on CNN just revealed a pit bull
attack on a three-year-old girl in
North Carolina. Thanks to the
quick action of some nearby
construction workers, a tragic
ending was averted. However,
the girl did end up with lacera-
tions to the head and neck).
The Bahamas has had more
than its share of tragedies with
Pit Bulls. Beginning with the
seven-year-old girl who was
killed more than a dozen years
ago ironically on Carmichael
Road, not too far from the cur-
rent attack scene. Since that
time there has been at least a
dozen well-publicised attacks
by Pit Bulls in the Bahamas all
involving severe injury and in
some case, even death, One
such attack took place on the
world famous Pink Sands Beach
in Harbour Island. What should
have been a beautiful stroll in
paradise suddenly became a
struggle for survival. Her deter-
mination to live was probably
the only reason she was able to
survive by jumping into the sea

in a desperate attempt to shake
the Pit Bulls attacking her.
After an extensive hospital stay,
which included hundreds of
stitches and several reconstruc-
tive surgeries costing tens of
thousands of dollars, the owners
of the Pit Bulls were charged
the maximum permitted under
current Bahamian: law, the
grand sum of two hundred dol-
lars. Surely, this is both an out-
rage and an injustice. This
amount cannot even cover the
cost of the bandages or stitches
for that matter. Also, can any-
one put a price on the psycho-
logical scars acquired by that
individual who now has to live
her life with the nightmare of
such a traumatic experience?
Clearly, the current laws of
the Bahamas are most inade-
quate as far as protecting the
public from the terror of a Pit
Bull attack. Pit Bulls are bad
for the Bahamas. Yet, despite a
history of being a public menace
in the Bahamas with calls for
their complete ban, Pit Bulls
have flourished in the Bahamas
as successive governments have
done little if anything to curtail
their activity or development.
Since Sir Lynden Pindling called
for the spaying or neutering of
all Pit Bulls in the Bahamas,

‘any such calls have been

ignored. Pit Bull puppies are
openly advertised for sale or
rewards being offered for lost
or stolen ones. Because of the
high breeding value of a female
Pit Bull, they have been stolen
on a number of occasions.

With the current sessions of
Parliament now coming to an
end, chances are remote that
anti-Pit Bull legislation will be
passed. I sincerely hope that
early in the new Parliament,
this matter will be given top
priority as soon as is reason-
ably possible. Failure to do so
will be most reckless and irre-
sponsible on the part of those
charged with ensuring the safe-
ty and well being of the public.
Until such time when the prop-
er legislation is in place, the
risk of injury or death from a
Pit Bull attack in the Bahamas
will continue to be a real pos-
sibility.

DR LEATENDORE
PERCENTIE
March 7, 2007.



Querying the truth
of Associated
Grocers article

EDITOR, The Tribune

THE article by the usually accurate and informative Neil
Hartnell on the potential impact of the Associated Grocers dis-
tribution facility in Freeport and the suggestion that food
prices in The Bahamas could be reduced by 20 per cent is

incredibly doubtful.

Firstly, the majority of food products on the shelves of
supermarkets originate from the US — a discount wholesaler,
based in the US is restrained in their export operations to
wholesalers which Associated Grocers are.

Our past experience with Winn Dixie Stores indicates from
their Annual Reports that in their US-Bahamas operations for
sales of products out of their warehouses there was an upcharge
of 7 per cent on their US price on which you have to add
shipping, Bahamas Customs Duty, Stamp Tax, etc, and local

mark-up.

Will the National Brands prices be reduced? A good ques-
tion as there are specifically appointed country wholesalers who
will still be paid their commissions even if the source is through
a diverter. Because of the sophisticated Bahamian Wholesale
system the consumers actually receive a cost advantage on a lot
of products as there are US Government supported pricing.

Chris Lowe, President of the Grand Bahama Chamber, cer-
tainly needs to be more cautions with the estimates and know

the facts.

unfortunately one cannot eat.

thought!

J WILLIAMS
Nassau
February 2007



Certainly on general merchandise — household equipment
there probably will be a cost savings but on general food, gro-
ceries I doubt whether you will see more than a 4-6 per cent
potential reduction especially on US manufactured products
which is the majority of goods we consume. Anyway it seems
that Associated Grocers’ principle customer is going to be
China-based CITIC who showed intent previously to develop
the total 800-acre site in Freeport where Associated Grocers
are developing now — CITIC is not a food producer and will
only be shipping household equipment and machines which

If stealing was cut by 50 per cent all food outlets could
reduce their prices by 4-6er cent + —





now that’s serious





THE TRIBUNE FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2007, PAGE 5

om brief Businessman passed over by

Meeting

creas FNM to run as independent



on NHI

MINISTER of Health,







National Insurance and Pub- ; M&! By DENISE MAYCOCK various constituencies who went — pendent candidate to give the
lic Information Dr Bernard ! Tribune Freeport Reporter eC : e at the FNM headquarters and __ residents of Marco City an alter-
Nottage hosted a meeting for : S cast an X for the person of their native,” he explained.

teachers on the National : FREEPORT - Businessman Ce OKI . yt choice, and whomever received “I have spoken to a consider-
Health Insurance plan. : Michael Edwards, a staunch - ; the most the votes was the one able amount of FNMs, and

who ended. zing the candidate. some have supported me and

coe
The meeting took place on : FNM supporter, has announced : nes
Tuesday in New Providence : his intentions to run as an inde- ; WN “In this case, that was not others have decided not-to.
at the Church of God Audi- : pendent candidate for the Mar- 7 done. FNM residents in Marco “I have also walked through



torium on Joe Farrington | co City constituency in the City did not have an opportu- the Marco City Constituency
Road. : upcoming general election. = - nity to determine whom they and talked to residents and
According to the govern- | Mr Edwards made the City,” said Mr Edwards. off, as it used to in the past wanted to represent them...and based on what they are telling
ment, the meeting was called | announcement on Thursday The FNM has ratified Zhivar- when selecting candidates for I made it clear from the outset me, I am certain, knowing
to inform teachers about the ; during a press conference held go Laing, a former FNM cabi- the general election. that if you don’t have a primary, —_ myself, I will make a better can-
necessity of a health insur- : at his campaign office at 52 net minister, as Its candidate for s and if you don’t give the resi- _ didate and alternatively a better
ance programme that meets ; Poinciana Drive. Several FNM the constituency. x Primary dents of Marco City to chance — MP. ;
the needs of every legal resi- | | supporters were also present in _Last Friday, Mr Laing offt- to choose their candidate, I will When asked it he had spoken
dent of the Bahamas, : support of his candidacy. cially opened his constituency ; offer myself as an independent to Mr Laing and party leader
“regardless of socio-econom- “My decision to run as inde- office at the East Sunrise Shop- “Lf you recall, prior to 1992, candidate,” he said. Hubert Ingraham about his
ic status, age or medical con- ; pendent candidate is due tothe ping Centre. the FNM had established a rule Despite his decision to run decision, he said he had not.
dition’. : fact that the process that my Mr Edwards, a former FNM ___ by selecting candidates which an independent candidate, Mr Mr Edwards is the president
It was reportedly also held party used in selecting the can- lieutenant, had hoped to secure was in the form of a primary. It Edwards insists that he still a and director of Pinnacle Invest-
to gather feedback from the : didate for Marco City Con- the party’s endorsement as its was done in the case with | member of the FNM. ment Construction Company.
teachers. : stituency was not a fair one. It standard-bearer for Marco City. (Lucaya MP) Neko Grant, and “I am still a card carrying He has been a staunch support-
Dr Nottage said that ; was not done with the full sup- He believes that the party — (former EMR MP) JM Pinder, — member of the FNM, it is just er and member of the FNM for
National Health Insurance is : port of the residents of Marco should have held a primary run- | where we had FNMs from the — that [am running as an inde- 32 years.

aimed at helping the healthy
maintain their health and pre-

sion ges: om ica Neko Grant condemns delay for new school

ring the full cost of equitable
healthcare.

He also pointed out that
the health of a nation is para-
mount in sustaining wealth
and an acceptable quality of
life.

Venezuela
awards gas
licences for





LUCAYA MP Neko Grant new government took over “With only an estimated 375
has accused the PLP govern- 1,600 days to review these plans students graduating from the
ment of being “shamed” into and only now, decide to sign the _ two high schools, where will the
announcing a new primary — building contract.” - remaining 325 students go?
school in Grand Bahama. He noted that when the offi- Even if the PLP had given

Mr Grant, who is running — cial contract bid for the school | Patrick McDonald's Construc-
again as the FNM’s candidate was announced Works Minis- _ tion this contract a year ago, as
for the constituency, said that ter Bradley Roberts, after dis- _ originally planned, we can’t say
the previous FNM government closing the scope of the design, it would be ready! How many
had left plans in place to builda said that construction was to _ students are to continue to be
junior school in the newly | commence some 12 months ago, — squeezed in a class?”





planned Heritage subdivision, | but gave no reason why it had Mr Grant pointed to research

20 yea rs and called it “laughable” that — not. by Clearinghouse on Urban
it had taken five years for the Grant added, “What is truly | Education in New York, which

@ VENEZUELA PLP to act on them. shameful about this late sign- highlighted the dire impact that
Caracas Cj “Please don’t get me wrong— ing is that the school is esti- | overcrowding has on student

| am thrilled they have finally mated to take eighteen months achievement, especially in

VENEZUELA has award- started to address our educa- to be built. This year alone schools with a high proportion

tion needs here in Grand over 700 students will graduate _ of students living in poverty.

Bahama but it is a shame that from the 12 local primary “Education is the greatest gift
the demands of frustrated par- schools herein Grand Bahama ___ we can give our children and
ents, neglected teachers, FNM and they will have to enter an we must not let it fall by the
MP’s and candidates had to already, as the minister said, | way side and then think we can

ed Spanish-Argentine com-
pany Repsol YPF and Japan’s
Teikoku Oil 20-year licences
to explore for and produce
natural gas, the state oil com-



pany said on its website ; force the issue,” he said grossly overcrowded school sys- bandage it quickly,” Mr Grant
Thursday, according to Asso- | NEKO Grant “I cannot imagine why the — tem. said.

ciated Press.

Repsol will take a 60 per

wth wuie of company Shipyard boss says better education is needed for success

Petroleos de Venezuela SA,

or PDVSA, to exploit the |" By DENISE MAYCOCK — Mr Dagleish.

Quiriquire Deep gas field, ‘ SETH aa [ese eae oe ee Sie
which has the potential to Tribune Freeport Reporter I will encourage youngsters





















































to go to be marine engineers

ee ee FREEPORT —- A veteran at — because this type of welding is
ae : : the Grand Bahama Shipyard is — applicable to our industry and

Teikoku will have a 70 per

: aa campaigning forimprovements so rare in the Bahamas,” he
cent stake in a separate joint SES P

Sontive with. PDVS A 46 in the secondary school educa- _ said.

Senloit the Copa Macova eas tion system to support the needs Mr Dagleish said the shipyard

fad Shichi has a potential of of the shipyard industry in the — industry is very new to the

120 million cubic feet a day, it Bahan’: : . Rabaras, i ice Aah
Dave Dagleish, managing Where I come from it is very

said.

Under the agreements, the
companies will be required to
invest one percent of profits
from future gas production

director at the shipyard, said — normal for everyone to work at
the industry is very competitive the shipyard, but it is very
and demanding, and requiresa — unusual here in the Bahamas
very well trained and skilled — because there is no social back-

‘tea eocial brorects: PIVSA work force. drop or social history to draw
said Prue He believes that more must — on.”
: be done at the high school level He said that shipyard workers

President Hugo Chavez’s
government has taken con-
trol of most of the oil industry
in an effort to bring greater

to encourage young Bahamians _ in his homeland normally work
to seek career opportunities in| seven days a week, I] hours a
the shipyard industry, such as_— day for 50 weeks a year.

. 5 in marine engineering, marine ‘*That is not normal here i
Donets (0 Wie County 5 Bock i oA and Geane unin y the ne Neto a
and vowed to make similar pipe ; ; yng Neo se ee a ae

We need to look at the edu- sare not patient. We work 22

moves in the gas sector.

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make changes there. We need — year. It is a very demanding
to encourage young Bahamians — industry and I think it going to
to seek career opportunities — take time for people (here) to
that have relevance to what — become accepting of that,” he
happens here,” he said. said.

Mr Dagleish, who joined the Mr Dagleish feels that the
shipyard at 17 in his native company, government, and the
Canada, said students learned = union must work together to
about the shipyard and received — provide training to Bahamians
training before leaving high — so that the shipyard remains
school. competitive.

“We did a lot of training at “T think the day will come
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shipyard. So, there were hun- _ to be reckoned with, and I think
dreds like me, and I think atthe job of the shipyard is to
one particular year 800 had train a workforce that will be
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Family is the basis of a moral society

| HE Bahamas is fast
becoming an amoral

society without a conscience
and one where decency and
decorum are being thrown out
of the window.

It is stomach-turning to
observe the decay of social and
moral values, as sexual promis-
cuity, ill manners, violence and
a lack of personal integrity run
rife in our society.

A vast cross-section of
Bahamians appear to be
unprincipled, preferring to
inanely emulate the loose
lifestyles portrayed on Ameri-
can-based TV. ,

A recent study affirms the
sad state of affairs confronting
our society, as it was found that
nearly half of all male sec-
ondary students and about 20
per cent of female students
become sexually active before
age 15.

What is even more unsettling
is that these youngsters usually
have unprotected sex with mul-
tiple partners! For a country
with nearly half of its popula-
tion being under age 18, this is
a crying shame.

Growing up, | persistently

heard the dictum: “Train up a
child in the way he/she should
go, and when he/she is older,
he/she will not depart from it”.

The predicament facing
today’s Bahamas is that many
children are being reared in
broken, single-parent homes,
where in some instances young
children are witnesses to that
parent engaging in compromis-
ing activities, are exposed to a
rotating slate of boyfriends/girl-
friends, have children with
numerous partners, and are not
being taught any values.

Children from fractured,
morally unsound homes have
no good examples to follow, so
in many cases, they grow up
and mirror their parents’
lifestyles and continue their
pattern.

Unless these children are
counselled at an early age, they
grow up to reflect the bad influ-
ences of their parent/s because
they simply don’t know how to
be anything else!

There is no wonder that sex
is being seen by many as casual
and meaningless as a hand-
shake—indeed, this behaviour
is learned! Bahamians regular-
ly refer to such behaviour as



YOUNG MAN’s VIEW

ADRIAN

being representative of “the
apple not falling far from the
tree”.

Pe: C B Moss, Sen-
ate vice-president, said
recently: “It all begins with the
family, which is the principal
environment in which the core
values of morality and ethics
must be taught first.” Amen to
that!

Since Pastor Moss has the
guts to speak out about this
worrisome social issue, by con-
trast, whatever happened to the
Bahamas Christian Council
(BCC) that usually gripes so
vigorously about gay cruises
coming from abroad, but is
conveniently mum on topics
such as sweet-hearting and the
promiscuous lifestyles that
many Bahamians have adopt-
ed?

GIBSON



For every major, disrep-
utable issue that has erupted
over the past five years that
involved a high-ranking public
official, the vocal-when-conve-
nient BCC seemed to have sud-
denly lost its moral compass.

From allegations of rape to
the sweet-hearting epidemic, to
a pastor being charged before
the courts, to accusations of
public officials engaging in
under-age sex, there is one
most obvious and common
thread—that is, the deafening
silence of the BCC.

In the Bahamas, even the
churchmen who claim to be
touched by God to lead His
flock, have drifted away from
scriptural foundations, as many
of them have been blatantly
unfaithful to scripture.

It is widely known that cer-
tain pastors have been impli-
cated in extramarital affairs

with female congregants, and
even gay relationships with
under-age boys.

There is more than a handful
of Bahamian women who can
tell stories chronicling their
relations with a pastor from
whom they sought marital
counselling and/or.complained
about husbands who had extra-
marital affairs, but instead of‘
being counselled, they ended
up as bedmates.

There should be no question
as to why Avvy’s songs ‘Ghost
Move’ and ‘Roach on my
bread’ resonates with so many
Bahamians!

S pectnentin in the
Bahamas is a chronic

social contagion that has been a
facet of Bahamian social life
for generations, having
undoubtedly led to much
heartache and even death by
way of homicides and stress-
related illnesses.

Though there may be a vari-
ety of reasons people give for

divorce, sweet-hearting has ’

prominence as it has undeni-
ably led to the meteoric rise in
the local divorce rate, which

BUT president says women are
still facing obstacles to equality

@ By ALEXANDRIO MORLEY
Tribune Staff Reporter

BAHAMIAN women have
made progress in the effort to
gain access to the male-domi-

nated workplace, but obstacles
to equality still exist according
to Bahamas Union of Teachers
president Ida Poiter-Turnquest.

Ms Turnquest said access to
education and the eradication

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of poverty are interrelated, and
that through education women
are able to empower themselves
to make concrete changes in
their lives.

The union president was
commenting on a new report
by the International Labour
Office, which says that globally,
more women than ever are
working — but that a persistent
gap in status, job security, wages
and education between women
and men is contributing to the
"feminisation of working pover-
ty”.
The report was issued for
International Women's Day,
which was celebrated world-
wide yesterday.

According to "Global
Employment Trends for
Women Brief — 2007" the num-
ber of women participating in
labour markets — either in work
or looking actively for work — is
at its highest point.

In 2006, the ILO estimated

that 1.2 billion of the 2.9 billion
workers in the world were
women.

However, the ILO said more
women than ever before are
unemployed (81.8 million),
stuck in low productivity jobs
in agriculture and services or
receiving less money for doing
the same jobs as men.

Opportunities

The report adds that women

must be piven the chance.to,

work ct and their fam-
ilies out of poverty through cre-
ation of decent employment
opportunities that help them
secure productive and remu-
nerative work in conditions of
freedom, security and human
dignity.

The report also shows that
today more women out of the
total number of women at work
are in wage and salaried

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employment (47.9 per cent)
than 10 years ago (42.9 per
cent).

The step from unpaid con-
tributing family worker or low-
paid own-account worker to
wage and salaried employment
is a major step toward freedom
and self-determination for many
women, the ILO report said.

Ms Turnquest said she agreed
with the reports findings, but
pointed out that women are not
just excluded from good paying
jobs, but also access to educa-
tion. ;

interrelated, particularly in
respect to women,” she said,
“and until they are empowered,
poverty in the world will con-
tinue.”

Ms Turnquest said that
women are the nurturers in
society and that they play an
important role in the develop-
ment of children and the nation.

“If the mother is uneducat-

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astoundingly now stands at
nearly SO per cent!

Sad to say, we live in a soci-
ety where many persons are
found in church shouting to
God on Sunday, but by Sun-
day night, these same persons
are in the clubs, bending over
and getting jiggy!

Indeed, with the absence of
a secure family structure to
instil principles and values, the
social fabric of our society is
being ripped to shreds. We
must face the fact that we live
in an incredibly duplicitous
society!

What possible example can
dishonourable churchmen and
parents without a moral con-
science set for young people?

Broken homes and the
absence of a moral conscience
have far-reaching effects upon
youngsters—socially, educa-
tionally, emotionally and even
as adults, as they are usually
unstable partners in relation-
ships. ;

To truly further the devel-
opment of our nation, we must
begin with the most important
and basic building block—the
family!

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IDA Poitier-Turnquest

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the child will end up un-edu-
cated as well,” Ms Turnquest
said.

She said that women in the
Bahamas have made progress
in respect to voting rights, and

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However, she said, the issue
of complete equality between
women and men is something
that has to be continuously
pushed for.

In the last "Global Employ-
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it was estimated that
women made up at least 60 per
cent of the world's working
poor — people who work but
don't earn enough to lift r~em-
selves and their families above
the US $1 per person, pex dav
line.

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Discussion over possible partnership
between the Bahamas and US university

HOUSTON, Texas
Bahamian officials and the
University of Houston are
looking to bolster the hospi-
tality workforce in the
Bahamas.

In what may become a
series of discussions, the two
entities met in Houston to
discuss a possible partner-
ship between the Bahamas
and the university’s Conrad
N Hilton College of Hotel
and Restaurant Manage-
ment, which would provide
Bahamians with the leader-
ship and technical skills that
will eventually lead the grad-
uates to the top management
positions in the Bahamas
resort industry.

“The hospitality industry
is global, so it makes sense
to raise industry education
and training to a global lev-
el,” said John Bowen, dean
of the college. “If we expect
to improve hospitality ser-
vice, then we need to pro-
vide those in the field with a
variety of experiences from a
variety of reputable sources.
This partnership will do
exactly that.”

University officials, includ-
ing Bowden and Donald J
Foss, UH system senior vice
chancellor for academic
affairs and senior vice presi-
dent for academic affairs and
provost, met to discuss logis-
tics of a partnership with a
delegation of Bahamian offi-
cials.

Pressed areas of collabo-
ratic.. .aclude the creation
of joint bachelor’s and mas-
ter’s degree programmes
between the College of the
Bahamas and the Conrad N
Hilton College; a continuing

“The tourist pipeline is
already in place,” added
Bowen. “This partnership
would simply establish a cor-
responding industry pipeline
that would strengthen the
reach and international rep-
utation of both institutions.”

Both Bowen and Foss met
with Tourism Minister Obie
Wilchcombe, director gener-
al Vernice Walkine and Lin-
coln Marshall, executive
director of fhe Culinary and
Hospitality Management
Institute at the College of the
Bahamas, to discuss the
logistics and potential of the
partnership.

“This strategic partnership
will undoubtedly render the
College of the Bahamas as a
very attractive alternative for
persons wishing to pursue
higher education and train-
ing in the hospitality sector,”
said Mr Wilchcombe, “and
we look forward to increased
accessibility to technical and
leadership skills by Bahami-
ans seeking top level posi-
tions in the resort industry.”

For the bachelor’s degree
programme, students would
first earn an associate's
degree from the College of
the Bahamas.

The University of Houston
would establish a centre of
excellence in Nassau, spe-
cialising in resort manage-
ment, to oversee a subse-
quent two years of course-
work.

\ecording to the World
a.avel and Tourism Council,
tourism accounts for 50 per
cent of the Bahamian GDP
and 63 per cent of total
employment.

With tourism to the islands

B@ SEATED from left at the
University of Houston are Dr
James E Anderson, Renee
Mayers, Dr Lincoln Marshall,
Minister of Tourism Obie
Wilchcombe, Vernice Walkine,
Cecil Rose, Dr John T Bowen
and Gerald Strickland, assistant
yice chancellor of the UH inter-
national studies programme.

according to the government.

The US State Department
estimates that of the five mil-
lion visitors that the
Bahamas hosted in 2005, 87
per cent were from the Unit-
ed States.

The University of Hous-
ton, Texas’ premier metro-
politan research and teach-
ing institution, is home to





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tres and institutes and spon-
sors more than 300 partner-
ships with corporate, civic
and governmental entities.

estimated to increase by
nearly four per cent over the
next 10 years, the available
workforce needs to be both
larger and better trained,

education programme for
Bahamian hospitality
employees; and an executive~
development programme for
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NICOLE SMITH
(AP Photo)

Anna Nicole
“Smith death

FROM page one

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" revealing his findings until the
police have completed their
_ investigation.

According to the medical
examiner’s office, Dr Perper
wants to make certain none
* of the investigators’ findings
- change any of his own find-
- Ings.

Dr Perper reportedly
received a call from the Semi-
‘-nole police on Wednesday

advising him that they have

uncovered additional evi-
dence..

The police are expected to
evaluate this new found evi-
dence and then pass it on to
the medical examiner’s office.

Dr Perper yesterday would
not disclose what this addi-

. tional evidence was, but said
it may change his results.

Just two weeks ago the
‘. Seminole police were in Nas-
sau to investigate whether
there was anything in com-
~ mon in the deaths of the cov-

er girl and her 20-year-old son

Daniel — who died in Doctors

Hospital last September.

Police Chief Charlie Tiger
' was accompanied to the
' Bahamas by police officers

and a team from the Broward

County medical examiner’s

office on a two-day fact-find-

ing mission.

Assistant Police Commis-
sioner Reginald Ferguson
explained that Chief Tiger’s
team was in the Bahamas to
investigate the “sudden

, death” of Ms Smith and the
surrounding unanswered
; questions.

Chief Supt Marvin Dames
emphasised that there was
nothing unusual about the
Florida team’s visit, and that
it was simply a matter of
“mutual assistance.”

A preliminary autopsy
released by Dr Perper last
month showed that no drugs
. were found in Ms Smith’s
stomach, although prescrip-
tion drugs were found in her
hotel room.

At that time, Dr Perper
said that his findings indicat-
ed that there was no foul play
in the death of the former
Playboy playmate.

Ms Smith died on Febru-
ary 8 at the age of 39 after
being found unconscious in
her hotel room at the Semi-
nole Hard Rock Hotel and
Casino near Hollywood,
Florida.

She was laid to rest at the
. Lakeview Cemetery in New
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spokesman Lincoln Bain told
The Tribune yesterday.

They are pushing ahead with
the claims in spite of a setback,
in the form of the medical files
of those injured in the inciderit
being delivered incomplete, and
in some cases apparently having
been "tampered" with, said Mr
Bain.

"(Government) kept indi-
cating that they do not want this
to have to go to court, they want
to get this over with. We're hop-
ing that once we put the claims
in that they would settle and
then it would end there."

Furthermore, the group has

LOCAL NEWS:

already had writs served upon
government for wrongful arrest,
after police intervened when
several of the Sea Hauler
victims, and Mr Bain,
staged a protest outside the
prime minister's home in
December.

"This is not some dictator-
ship in the middle of Africa, this
is a civilised country where peo-
ple should get justice and if they
don't they have a right to
protest and that's according to
ihe constitution," said Mr Bain.

He claimed that the group is
prepared to "fight to the death"
over the arrests in addition to its
original cause.

Mr Bain said they hope there

Claim that Anna Nicole
Smith’s daughter’s birth
certificate may be invalid

FROM page one

Stern failed to sign the birth certificate in the correct manner.

He explained said that Mr Stern is named as the father of

Dannielynn, but that the certificate is signed by an attorney
where in fact Mr Stern’s signature should be.

Mr Pinder said that in the US lawyers put their name on the
certificate, but that in the Bahamas either a parent, the midwife,
someone who witnessed the birth, or someone who lives in the
house where the baby was born must sign the document.

The custody battle over Dannielynn is scheduled to continue
on March 16 in Justice Stephen Isaac’s court room.

Both Mr Stern and Ms Smith’s former boyfriend, photogra-
pher Larry Birkhead are claiming to have fathered the celebri-

ty’s baby.

Teachers union
satisfied deal can be
reached with ministry

FROM page one

teachers.

Yesterday, after numerous
unsuccessful meetings, Mrs
Poitier Turnquest said that she
and her colleagues were finally
satisfied with the information
brought to the table by the min-
istry, and were prepared to
"give them time to complete the
task" of reassessing salaries and
paying the teachers.

Previously, Mrs Poitier Turn-
quest and secretary-general,
Belinda Wilson had complained
that government was not mov-
ing fast enough in addressing
the situation.

They were displeased with
the Ministry of Education's fail-
ure to provide a concrete time-
line by which teacher's would
be receiving their overdue pay-
ments.

Although in early February
Education Minister Alfred

Sears promised that everything

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was being done to rectify the
situation as expeditiously as
possible, and late February and
March deadlines were given for
payment, the union initially
refused to accept these assur-
ances.

They cited previous broken
promises, and the fact that
teachers had already gone for
many months without receiving
the funds they had been expect-
ing.

Yesterday, these concerns
appeared to have been satisfied.

"There are still some issues
that are outstanding but for
most persons, it appears, though
I'm not going to take their word
for everything, it appears that
they will have some payments
by the end of March," said Mrs
Poitier Turnquest.

A final conciliatory meeting is
scheduled for Monday.

Attempts to reach Perma-
nent Secretary Creswell Stur-
rup, or Mr Sears for comment
were unsuccessful yesterday.

ays CL

will not be too much, if any,
negotiation over the claims.

"You can't negotiate the val-
ue of someone's son's life, or
someone's sister's life, you can't
negotiate the value of some-
one's leg," he said.

In the case of the files, Mr
Bain pointed out that there
were some serious and "laugh-
able" discrepancies. In one
instance, the file of a man who
had his knee seriously injured in
the Sea Hauler crash had his
injury recorded as a basketball
injury.

For another person who
underwent surgery as a result
of the deadly crash, their file
documented the surgery as hay-
ing taken place around s$1x
months before the incident ever
happened, Mr Bain said.

In late January, victims of
the tragedy threatened "serious
action" after only two of the
files pertaining to individuals in
the group were found in the
Princess Margaret Hospital.
Later, action was averted after
the files were unearthed.

Yesterday, Mr Bain stressed
that he did not blame the hos-
pital for the "strange" state of
the files, and added that the
group is "praying" that the
information still unaccounted






FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2007, PAGE 9

‘Sea Hauler tragedy victims to file
legal claims ‘in very short order’

for can be found and was not
destroyed.

Nonetheless, Mr Bain was
none too optimistic about the
whole ordeal, stating that "from
the beginning of this case it just
looked like a bunch of cover
ups, thro: gh and through."

The S°a Hauler collided with
a mail boat, the United Star,
while on its way to the Cat
Island regatta in 2003.

One man was crippled when
a rusting crane fell on to the
Sea Hauler's deck, crushing his
spine. Another lost his leg when
it was sliced off by falling equip-
ment. Altogether 25 people
were seriously injured, and ulti-
mately, four people died.

Since then, victims have
repeatedly sought compensa-
tion from the government for
severe physical and financial

hardship suffered, but have’

received nothing to date.

At the end of January,
Transport Minister Glenys Han-
na Martin emphasised that the
exact extent to which the gov-
ernment is liable is one for the
Attorney General to decide.

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Mrs Hanna Martin said that she
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from their home by Serbian soldiers, the
Lleshi family is walking toward Macedo-
nia, as are many other Albanians. Sudden-
ly Serb policemen begin yelling at them and
herding them toward a railroad station.

CHAPTER FOURTEEN
Terror and Tragedy

e seemed to be waiting for a
train that was never going to
come. Eventually we sat down on the plat-
form. I tried not to remember stories I’d
read in school about trains that took people
to concentration camps and death. Police-
men were patrolling the edges of the crowd,
waving their guns in the air and threatening
to shoot troublemakers. There was
nowhere to get food or even water, and I
needed desperately to relieve myself.
Finally Papa spoke to one of the police-
men. The man nodded angrily, and Papa

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station. I was afraid to leave the men
behind, but I really couldn’t wait anymore.
Mama and I helped Granny to her feet. |
held onto Vlora, Mama half carried
Grannygand Aunt Burbuge and Nexima
broughi&the little ones. Shoving through
the crowd, we made our way to the
restroom.

Afterward Nexima and Aunt Burbuge
and Mama cleaned the little ones as best
they could. I washed Granny’s face with
the end of her apron and splashed won-
derful, cool water all over my face and
filthy hands and arms.

It was well after midnight when we heard
the long whistle of the incoming train. As
I’d feared, it was a freight train. The boxcar
doors rattled open. “Hold on to each oth-
er,” Papa said. “Tight! Tight!”

“Move! You lazy pigs!” shouted the
policemen as they used the sides of their
rifle barrels to push and shove us onto a
crowded boxcar.

With babies crying and old people whim-
pering, we held to one another as though
our very lives depended on it. Then, when
the long door slammed shut, Papa and
Uncle Fadil called each of our names soft-
ly in the darkness. No one was missing. We
might die, but at least we would die togeth-
er.

I'll never know how long we were on
that train. It simply sat there for hours
before it began to move; then it would go a
few feet and jerk to a stop that would throw
us hard against each other. There wasn’t
enough room to fall down, but once I heard

Adil cry out in alarm. I was terrified one of

the little ones would be crushed.

And then, with the train seeming hardly
to move all night long, the doors flew open
and we could see it was morning. Unac-
customed to the light, we blinked. “Stay

together. Hold onto each other,” Papa said,
though of course we were already all hold-
ing on as tightly as we could.

“Out! Out!” someone was shouting.

Still staying as close together .as possi-
ble we helped one another down from the
boxcar. I could feel the point of a gun in my
back as I held out my arms for Adil to get
down. There was so much noise and con-
fusion that I just focused on grabbing him
when he jumped. Papa was carrying

Granny. I hoped we didn’t have far to go

without our wheelbarrow.

The whole crowd of Albanians being
unloaded from the freight train were being
herded in the same direction. “Go on! Hur-
ry! Get out!” the soldiers were shouting.

et out of where? It was a while

before I realized that they meant
Get out of Kosovo! It didn’t matter that
two nights ago when we'd loaded the truck
that was what we intended to do—leave
Kosovo and head for Macedonia. Now it
was no longer our choice. We were being
thrown out, like garbage. “We are peo-
ple!” I wanted to yell. “Not pigs or trash. I
used to have good clothes and live in a nice
apartment. I used to read books and watch
TV and go to films. I used to have friends.
I used to comb my hair and brush my teeth
and misbehave in school.” But of course, I
said nothing. None of us did. We didn’t
want to tempt some angry soldier to use his
gun,

It was then that [heard a man yell, “Nex-
ima!”

I looked up. From a railcar far up the
line, pushing his way past the guards, was
Hamza, my cousin’s husband. “Here,” Nex-
ima said, handing me the twin she was car-
rying.

“No,” I said, “no.” We had to stay togeth-
er, that was all I could think of. I grabbed
her arm and held tight. And then the crowd
closed around us. We heard a shot. ’ll nev-
er know if it was that shot that took Nexi-
ma’s husband from his family forever.
Should I feel guilty for keeping her from
him? I’ll never know if I did the right thing.
Papa said we must all stay together. That
was all I could think of.

It had been almost a year since we had
left our comfortable life behind—and two
days since we'd left Uncle Fadil’s happy,
crowded farmhouse that was no more. We
would never see Hamza again, but the rest
of us were still together. Mehmet had not
disappeared into the KLA—or worse. Papa
and Uncle Fadil were still with us.

Granny had survived our terrible journey,
and even though her mind was more like a
child’s than was Adil’s, who was it who had
smuggled bread right past those hoodlums?

Suddenly the surging crowd stopped so
suddenly that I fell against the woman just
in front of me.

‘What was going on?

Mehmet, as usual, was the one who
seemed to know. “They say the Macedon-
ian border guards won’t let anyone cross.
There are too many of us.” My heart sank.
We couldn’t go backward. We would be
shot. And now, we couldn’t go forward.

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B@ AWARD-WINNING poet, playwright and novelist Fred D’ Aguiar explores “the ghost of
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West Indian Literature Conference
-comes to Bahamas for first time

@ BAHAMIAN scholar Krista Walkes delivering her paper “Narratives of evolution and
geographies of dissolution in H Orlando Patterson’s The Children of Sisyphus”



@ By PACO NUNEZ and
ALEXANDRIO MORLEY

THE Bahamas is taking cen-
tre stage on the Caribbean lit-
erary scene this week as a first-
time host of the annual West
Indian Literature Conference.

According to organisers, the
event is an auspicious one — as
the conference, now in its 26th
year, has only been held out-
side the University of the West
Indies on a handful of occa-
sions.

Poets and novelists from the
region and academics from
around the world were present
for the opening day of the con-
ference, which it is hoped will
cement the Bahamas’ place on
the map in terms of literary
studies.

Co-ordinator of COB’s Eng-
lish programme Marjorie
Brooks-Jones explained that
the conference could not have
come at a better time for the
School of English Studies as
the college moves towards uni-
versity status. “It is reinforcing
the view that we want to send
out to the literary community
that we are engaged in this
kind of scholarly work,” she
told The Tribune. “This is a
huge thing.”

Mrs Brooks-Jones noted that
despite some early doubts about
the college’s ability to cope with
the formidable task of playing
host to the event, “everything is
going extremely well”.

She added that the college’s
senior management and presi-
dent Janyne Hodder have been
very supportive.

The opening of the confer-
ence yesterday saw interna-
tional attendees rubbing shoul-
ders with scholars and students
from around the Bahamas.

“We’ve got a number of peo-
ple from the community, a num-
ber of teachers including some
who’ve flown in from Long
Island, Grand Bahama, some
teachers from Government
High School, D W Davis, and I
understand some teachers from
the private schools are hoping
to join us for a day,” Mrs
Brooks-Jones said.

The conference began with a
presentation entitled “Naipaul
Legacies — Made in the West
Indies” by Dr _ Evelyn

O’Callaghan of the University
of the West Indies.

V S Naipaul, a Trinidadian-
born British novelist of Indian-

@ JEAN-ANTOINE Dunne giving her
presentation “The silent scream”

Trinidadian descent, has been
criticised for his unsympathetic
portrayal of the Third World,
however, Dr O’Callaghan sug-
gested the possibility that this
view needs to be re-evaluated
with respect to some of his
works.

Dr Antonia MacDonald-
Smythe of St George’s Univer-
sity in Grenada presented a
paper on another West Indian
Nobel Prize winner, St Lucian
Derek Walcott.

Discussion

Attendees were also treated
to a discussion on the works of
Guyanese novelist Wilson Har-
ris offered by poet, novelist and
academic Fred D’ Aguiar.

Harris’ writing style has been
the subject of controversy due
to his departure from several
accepted norms of style.
D’ Aguiar argued that Harris’
writing transcends cultural and
historical boundaries, particu-
larly in its use of African, Indi-
an, European and Native Indian
historical experiences.

In her paper, Dr Jean-
Antoine Dunne of the Univer-
sity of the West Indies
explained how Harris’ art “func-



@ DR Daphne Grace of the College of the



Bahamas speaking on “Mapping patriotic pain:
Edwidge Danticat’s The Dewbreaker and
Breath, Eyes, Memory”

tions as a process of healing and
a place for the potential of cre-
ativity.”

The presentations on Harris
sparked a lively debate among
presenters and the audience on
questions nationalism, globali-
sation and self-determination —
which saw 1997 Commonwealth
Writers Prize winner Earl
Lovelace weighing in.

A stimulating discussion of
Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Of
Love and Other Demons was
offered by Dr Kathryn Morris
of Ransom Everglades School
in Florida. This was followed
by a sharp presentation deliv-
ered by young Bahamian schol-
ar Krista Walkes, on “Narra-
tives of Evolution and Geogra-
phies of Dissolution in H Orlan-
do Patterson’s The Children of
Sisyphus”. Set in the slums of
Kingston, Patterson’s work
traces the struggles and tribu-
lations of a group of Kingston
Rastafarians.

The morning session ended
with readings by Bahamian poet
Marion Bethel and Guyanese
poet and 2006 Commonwealth
Writer’s Prize winner Mark
McWatt.

Day two of the conference is
expected to be just as eclectic
and engaging. West Indian and

American writers and profes-
sors will tackle topics ranging
from “Theorising Caribbean
Migrant Literature on the Hori-
zon” (by Dr Kezia Page of Col-
gate University in Maryland) to
“Language in Jamaican Dance-
hall Music”, which will be pre-
sented by Lakeisha Caples of
Chicago State University.

And on Saturday, the discus-
sion is expected to centre on
the relationship between litera-
ture, poetry and politics in the
Caribbean.

Kim..Robinson Walcott will
be speaking on “Jamaican Polit-
ical Ideology and the Quest for
Resolution in recent Jamaican
Novelg?. and Bahamian scholar
Chrisg#n Campbell will present
a paper entitled “Dis We Tings”
-— a study of folk culture,
romance and national identity.

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Hotels see 25 per cent drop
in Spring Break visitors

@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter



ahamian hoteliers are see-

ing up to a 25 per cent

decrease in Spring Break

visitors, The Tribune was
told yesterday, which some feel may
indicate the first fallout from the West-
ern Hemisphere Travel Initiative’s
(WHTI) introduction.

According to a spokesman from a
major Nassau-based hotel, which is
usually popular for its relatively low
room rates at this time of year, Florida
was the hot spot for Spring Break trav-
el because of its competitive room rates
and the fact there was no passport
requirement.

“I think that the passport require-
ment is responsible for the huge impact

One hotelier ‘sitting on 40% of my inventory’, although unclear if decline the result of WHTI initiative

we are seeing. Most of the hotels are in
the same position. March is usually a
huge month for us, and I can tell you
that right now I am sitting on about
40 per cent of inventory,” the hotelier
said, requesting anonymity because he
did not want to harm his property’s
competitiveness.

He added that of the rooms he has
remaining, many are being filled by a
group of workers from Kerzner Inter-
national.

“I only hope that this pattern does
not continue throughout the rest of
the year,” he said. .

Spring Break visitors were among
the four visitor categories being given

special monitoring and attention by
the Ministry of Tourism, which feared
that the WHTI would impact them the
most.

According to a Ministry of Tourism
research document issued earlier this
year, Spring Breakers were “key to
many non-resort properties in the
Bahamas”, especially Grand Bahama.

Almost 50,000 visitors between the
ages of 12 and 24 arrived in the
Bahamas on a vacation during March
and April 2006, traditionally Spring
Break time, averaging 5.6 nights in the
Bahamas and totalling 280,000 visitor
nights. .

The WHTI initiative, despite enjoy-

ing a period where US border protec-
tion agencies are employing a ‘light
touch’ in dealing with those US citi-
zens who do not have passports and
the airlines that transport them, has
been in effect sine January 23, 2007.

It requires all US citizens travelling
to the Bahamas by air to possess a
passport so they can return to their
homeland.

Robert Sands, senior vice-president
of administration and external rela-
tions at Baha Mar Resorts, felt if there
was a decrease in Spring Breakers, it
was not because of the passport initia-
tive. :

As for Baha Mar’s three properties,

he said occupancy levels remained very
close to where they were last year,
although the mix of guests might have
been different.

“That is because we made a con-
scious decision this year not to have
as many Spring Breakers as we had in
previous years,” he said.

Mr Sands said Baha Mar felt it
wouid not be beneficial to have a large
number of guests from one market seg-
ment, particularly when that segment
might not be able to co-exist with oth-

er guests. Rather, he said they were

SEE page 5B

BISX to publish Rules changes by ‘next week’

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas International Securities

Exchange’s (BISX) chief executive yester-

’ day said he was hoping to publish the draft
amendments to the exchange’s listings and
continuing obligations rules “during the
course of next week”, in a bid to obtain
industry feedback.

Keith Davies told The Tribune: “I’m

~ amending the final draft. I’m hoping to fin-
ish this in short order, and publish them
during the course of next week, if not the
end of this week.”

The redrafted BISX rules will cover areas
such as the timelines and content for listed
issuers’ financial filings, corporate gover-
nance, sanctions for breaches of the rules,
and possibly mergers and acquisitions
(M&A).

Mr Davies said previously that in review-
ing the guidelines, BISX had discovered
“some holes, some omissions and some
ambiguities” that it would now try to fill.

It was also looking to amend the type
and level of sanctions it could impose on
issuers who violated its rules, and the guide-
lines to them, with BISX seeking to intro-
duce fines for rules breaches.

Exchange drafting final letter to minister detailing
how public sector debt market will be implemented

Meanwhile, Mr
Davies said a final
letter that would be
sent to James Smith,
minister of state for
finance, detailing how
the listing and trad-
ing of government
and public sector
debt securities on
BISX would work,
was being drafted.

“We are reviewing
the final letter to the
minister and dis-
cussing the final
draft,” Mr Davies told The Tribune yester-
day. “It’s the details that will be included in
the final letter to the minister on how we
proceed to final implementation.”

BISX has already installed the hardware
and software for the technology platform to
facilitate the listing and trading of govern-
ment debt securities on the exchange, and
has been modifying this to ensure the sep-

®@ DAVIES

Tourism to create one of
every 1.5 jobs in Bahamas



@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamian tourism
industry will, directly and indi-
rectly, generate one out of every
1.5 jobs in the Bahamian econo-
my during 2007, a study revealed
yesterday, with this nation’s eco-
nomic dependence on the sec-
tor set to grow dramatically over
the next decade. For tourism will
produce one out of every 1.3 jobs
in the Bahamas by 2017, or
almost 80 per cent of total
employment.

The World Travel and
Tourism Council’s (WTTC) 2007
economic research on the
Bahamas, conducted in con-
junction with Accenture, found
that in relation to tourism’s con-
tribution to the Bahamian econ-
omy, this nation was the seventh
most dependent on tourism out
of 176 nations studied.

The WTTC study said:
“Bahamas travel and tourism
economy employment is esti-
mated at 100,000 jobs in 2007,
67.9 per cent of total employ-
ment, or one in every 1.5 jobs.

“By 2017, this should total
144,000 jobs, 79.9 per cent of
total employment or one in
every 1.3 jobs.”

The WTTC study estimated
that some 38,000 Bahamians and
residents were directly employed
in the tourism industry during
2007, accounting for 25.9 per
cent of total employment in this
country. |

By 2017, the tourism industry
was forecast to generate 55,000
jobs or 30.8 per cent of total
employment in the Bahamas.

The WTTC study described
the Bahamas as “a middle-tier
sized”, most intensive and mid-

Dependence on leading
industry set to increase
over next decade, with
sector accounting for
80% of employment or
one of every 1.3 jobs

dle-tier growing travel and
tourism economy”.

The Bahamas ever-increasing
dependence on tourism to drive
job creation and stability, plus
economic growth, is again likely
to generate calls for more eco-
nomic diversification. Yet to
judge from the continuing pro-
jects unveiled by the current
administration, this is not figur-
ing highly on the investment and
economic agenda.

The WTTC study estimated
that the tourism industry would
directly generate 18.5 per cent
of the Bahamian economy’s”
gross domestic product (GDP)
during 2007, accounting for some
$1.2048 billion in economic activ-
ity.

In nominal terms, this contri-
bution was projected to increase
to 22 per cent of Bahamian GDP
by 2017, or some $2.3663 billion.

Direct and indirect economic
activity generated by the
Bahamian tourism industry,
though, was projected to rise
from 53.6 per cent of GDP or
$3.499 billion in 2007 to 62.8 per
cent in 2017, accounting for
$6.762 billion in economic activ-
ity.

The WTTC predicted that the
Bahamian tourism industry

SEE page 6B

arate functions of trading, clearing and set-
tlement are better integrated.

By transferring the Government debt
market on to BISX, it is hoped that cost
savings will accrue to both the administra-
tion and Bahamian taxpayers, and generate
more work for various sectors of the finan-
cial services industry.
~ Outstanding issues of government-regis-
tered stock number more than 100, and
have a total value of more than $1.6 bil-
lion. :

The listing and trading of this on BISX, in
addition to Treasury Bills and other gov-
ernment paper, would more than double
the exchange’s $2.7 billion market capitali-
sation and give it critical mass.

It would increase investment options for
Bahamians, deepen capital markets liquid-
ity, and improve transparency associated
with public sector debt issues.

An electronic BISX platform would also
provide a “sense or orderliness” and time-
ly delivery of government debt issues to
the market.

Time running out on
Baha Mar joint venture

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Government last night
said both sides were “making
progress” towards completion
of a supplemental Heads of
Agreement for Baha Mar’s $2.4
billion Cable Beach redevelop-
ment project, but time is run-
ning out for the developer to
meet its March 15 deadline for
concluding the joint venture
deal with its equity partner,
Harrah’s Entertainment. ;

Don Robinson, Baha Mar
Resorts’ president, and Robert
Sands, executive vice-president
of administration and public
affairs, declined to comment
during a conference call when
asked by The Tribune for an
update on the status of talks
over the supplemental Heads
of Agreement.

Mr Robinson, though, said
that in relation to the $2.4 bil-

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Government says both
sides ‘making progress’ ,
but developer now under
pressure to meet March
15 close with Harrah’s;
Nassau Beach Hotel to
close in summer 2007



lion project progressing further,
“everything is dependent on the
approval of the joint venture
and the Government Heads of
Agreement”. :

Vincent Peet, minister of
financial services and invest-
ments, told The Tribune that
talks with Baha Mar were pro-
ceeding, and that both sides
were doing their best to ensure

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How the right systems
can breed efficiency

unning an efficient
operation takes some
doing. There are

many things that need to be
done to ensure your business is
streamlined. Make sure you
implement the following sys-
tems:

The first system you need is
a system for your assets. If
your business is asset rich, then
you will require systems to
manage these assets. Even if
you are self-employed and
have only one van, you will
need to make sure it is regu-
larly maintained and insured
to maintain its value. Make
sure you have records show-
ing maintenance history, pur-
chase information and insur-
ance.

* PROPERTY — If you

lease property, be clear about
what you can and cannot do.
Make sure you understand
what the lease obligations are
regarding rent, competition,
renewing, subletting, useable
space, terms of use, right of
entry and who owns the
improvements. Get your
lawyer to look at the small
print.

* SPACE PLANNING —
Organise your space to max-
imise what’s available, from
storage of your office supplies
that you don’t regularly use,
to where your fax machine sits.
Ensure that your employees
have sufficient light and
warmth.

* EQUIPMENT PUR-
CHASING — Consider



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Sense
:

whether you will lease, or out-
right purchase, or whether you
can buy these at discount shops
or added-value retailers, who
can better advise you on your
needs.

* VEHICLES, FIXTURES
and FITTINGS — Consider
buying second hand unless you
are in the type of business
where a new one is required
for show.

The second system you need
is one for office administra-
tion. To keep your office flow-

British American congratulates
John Wilson on his landmark achievement.

The management and staff of British American Insurance
Company proudly congratulate John Wilson, partner at McKinney,
Bancroft & Hughes, and also a principal in the recent management
buyout of British American, on becoming the first Bahamain attorney
to present a case as lead counsel before the Privy Council during its
historic sitting in the Bahamas,



Blazing the trail, the Privy Council praised Mr Wilson for presenting his

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ing smoothly, create a compa-
ny handbook that deals with
the following issues:

* ANSWERING PHONES
— Have a script for answering
phones, a system for record-
ing and retrieving voicemails,
and setting answer phones at
the end of the day.

* RECEIVING AND
OPENING MAIL, and
ANSWERING CORRE-
SPONDENCE — To ensure
that this is done in a timely and
efficient manner.

* COURIERS and DELIV-
ERIES — To receive and
expedite important documents.

* PURCHASING AND
MAINTAINING OFFICE
SUPPLIES — To ensure that
you never run out of impor-
tant office supplies, and to
keep your costs low.

* BACKING UP — To
make sure your computer files
are regularly backed up.

* ARCHIVING PAPER
DOCUMENTS — To archive,
name files, regularly clean out
your filing cabinets, and how to
group related files together.

The third system you need
is one for technology. Plan for
your technology, as this is an
area that will make you look
established and professional,
as Well as save you time and
costs:

* Basic Communication
Tools — A system for choos-
ing and managing terrestrial
and online phone systems,
pagers, facsimile machines,

back-up hard drives, digital
cameras, scanners and print-
ers.



deciding what e-mail client you
are going to use, and who is
going to manage it.

* COMPUTER — System
for choosing and managing
desktops, laptops or PDAs
(personal digital assistant), PCs
or Macs, networks, servers and
your Internet Service Provider
(ISP).

* SOFTWARE — System
for choosing and managing
your browsers, your account-
ing, time management, contact,

anti virus, repair utilities and_

anti spam software.

* INTERNET USAGE
POLICY — So that your staff
know what is acceptable prac-
tice. Download one from the
web and adapt it for your own
purposes.

The fourth system you need
is one for security. This is an
important area, and preven-
tion is better than cure. Make
sure that you set up systems to
protect the following:

* INVENTORY — Create
inventory controls such as nev-
er allowing merchandise to
leave your premises without a
receipt, invoice or shipping
order, and carry out regular
spot checks on inventory.

* DOCUMENTS — Shred
sensitive documents so that
they cannot be reconstructed,
and keep sensitive HR and
financial documents under lock
and key.

* SECURE AREAS —
Keep valuable stock, tools and
components under lock and
key, and spot check your
garbage areas, as this is an area
often used by employees to
smuggle out valuables.

* EMPLOYEES — Check
employee references and make
sure you conduct a detailed
check, particularly on those
employees involved in finan-
cial matters.

-* KEYHOLDERS — A sys-
tem for recording office key-
holders.

* TECHNOLOGY — A
system for giving out and can-
celling computer passwords.

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Running an efficient opera-
tion is hard work. It is impor-
tant to keep your operation
ticking over, as this will ensure
your productivity stays high.

In order to avoid the trap of :

antipreneurship, make sure
you spend sufficient time on
this area to ensure business
success.

NB: Adapted from his

eBook, The 10 Deadly Sins of -
Antipreneurship, available at .

www.antipreneurship.com,
Mark draws on 20 years of top
level business, marketing and
communications experience in
London and the Bahamas. He
is chief operating officer of
www.ezpzemail.com, currently
lives in Nassau, and can be
contacted at markalex-
palmer@mac.com © Mark
Palmer. All rights reserved

Time running out on
Baha Mar joint venture

FROM page 1B ;

the March 15 deadline for the
developer to conclude its joint
venture agreements with Har-
rah’s and Starwood, the hotel
operating partner, would be
met.

“The status is that the nego-
tiations are proceeding, and we
are making progress,” Mr Peet
said. “We are certainly hope-

ful, and everything is being |

done between the parties to
accommodate that [March 15 ]
deadline.”

Mr Peet declined to comment
on what issues may be keeping
the two sides apart, saying that
“negotiations are always very
delicate, and I don’t want to say
anything further, other than to
say we are making progress”.

Baha Mar, though, had hoped
to conclude talks on a supple-
mental Heads of Agreement
with the Government by March
1, 2007, as this would have giv-
en it enough time to complete
all further arrangements for the
conclusion of the joint venture
agreements by March 15.

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The key issue for Baha Mar is
that if it misses the March 15
deadline, then both Harrah’s
and Starwood have clauses in
their agreements that will
enable them to ‘walk away’
from the deal.

John Forelle, Baha Mar’s
vice-chairman and general
counsel, had previously told The

Tribune: “The consequences of

not meeting the date 1s that two
public companies have a ‘walk
away’ right from the deal.

“It seems to us and, we
believe, the Government that
it’s a risk neither of us should
take - that we get past a date
that allows Harrah’s and Star-
wood to rethink this transac-
tion. We have no reason to
think that anyone is going to
change their minds about the
deal, but it’s not a risk we want
to take.”

It is almost inconceivable that

the Government would let the
Cable Beach redevelopment
slip through its fingers, espe-
cially with a general election in
the offing, but it is clear this is

what could happen if no sup-_

plemental Heads of Agreement
is concluded soon.

The Baha Mar deal almost
‘blew up’ twice during negotia-
tions for the investor group,
headed by Lyford Cay-based
billionaires, the father-and-son
duo of Dikran and Sarkis Izmir-
lian, to acquire the Wyndham,
Crystal Palace Casino and Nas-
sau Beach Hotel from Philip
Ruffin, plus the Government-
owned Radisson.

Among the issues being dealt
with in the supplemental Heads
of Agreement are the changes
in size and scope of the Baha
Mar project, which has
increased from $1 billion to $2.4
billion. The developers are
secking investment incentives
that are increased in proportion
to the development’s size.

Harrah's, the ~~ world-
renowned casino operator, is
scheduled to take a 43 per cent
equity stake in the project, and
bring its Caesar's Entertainment
brand to the 100,000 square foot
casino, purportedly the largest
in the Caribbean, and a 1,000-

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room hotel.

Starwood will bring its four

brands - the Westin, Sheraton,
W and St Regis to brand the
remaining hotels.
- Economic forecasts have indi-
cated that when completed,
Baha Mar would pump $560
million annually into the
Bahamian economy’s gross
domestic product (GDP), and
create more than 7,000 direct
and indirect jobs.

The same study reported that
Baha Mar’s cumulative impact
on Bahamian GDP would be
$11.2 billion over a 20-year peri-
od, with more than $4.7 billion
in tax revenues produced over
that same time period.

Among the projects being
held up by the delay in signing
the supplemental Heads of
Agreement are construction of
the re-routed West Bay Street,
plus the Commercial Village
that will house all the relocated
government offices and bank
buildings, plus the Straw Mar-
ket.

Mr Robinson yesterday told
The Tribune that the Nassau
Beach Hotel was due to be
closed during summer 2007, the
exact date depending on busi-
ness levels and construction
dates.

He added: “It'll be closed at
some time in the summer of this
year. We’re evaluating the exact
date, and a lot has to do with
business volumes and construc-
tion progress on the project.”

Mr Robinson added that “a
lot of people” on Baha Mar’s
payroll had expressed interest
in the company’s offer of an
Early Retirement and Volun-
tary Separation Programme for

employees, which was half-way

through and due to close on
March 30.

“A lot of people have
expressed interest in it, and are
evaluating how it fits in with
their life plans,” he added. “We
are reviewing each application
as they come in for suitability.”

Mr Sands said Baha Mar’s
senior executives were meeting
twice a week to review applica-
tions, and the company would
see “how this thing pans out in
the next two to three weeks”.

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CRUDE OIL 61.82. +113 A, meltdown- that the central bank continues to foresee ‘moderate which it has done since August. price climate during the last month

Stocks
slip as
traders
pause

BY TIM PARADIS
Associated Press

NEW YORK — Stocks fell
slightly but showed more signs
of stability Wednesday as inves-
tors sifted through new eco-
nomic data and found little rea-
son to resume last week’s heavy
selling pace.

The stock indexes wavered
in a narrow range, reacting little
to comments from Chicago Fed
President Michael Moskow that
inflation remains stubborn and
that interest rate increases
might be needed to contain
costs. The stock market was
similarly unimpressed by data
showing a weaker jobs picture
and sluggishness in some areas
of the country.

Investors in the past week
have harbored concerns about a
global economic slowdown and
have been looking at data to try
to determine whether the U.S.
economy is still capable of pull-
ing off a soft landing.

In late trading, stocks turned
lower after drifting higher for
most of the afternoon, unable to
build on the rally of a day ear-
lier. Tuesday’s advance was
strong — the Dow Jones indus-
trials made up about 26 percent
of the losses they suffered in the
previous week — but it left
investors wondering whether
renewed volatility would sub-
side long enough to allow Wall
Street to build some consensus
about where stocks were
headed.

Overall, though, Wednes-
day’s trading was reassuring.
Volume levels were more typi-
cal of everyday trading than the
big numbers Wall Street posted
for much of the last week.

“The market is stabilizing
after the storm of last week.
That’s real progress.,” said
Hugh Johnson, chairman and
chief investment officer of John-
son Lllington Advisors.

The Dow Jones industrial
average fell 15.14, or 0.12 per-
cent, to 12,192.45. The Dow
traded within a 78-point range
Wednesday, a much narrower
band than in recent sessions.

Broader stock indicators alse
edged lower. The Standard &
Poor’s 500 index fell 3.44, or
0.25 percent, to 1,391.97, and the
Nasdaq composite index
declined 10.50, or 0.44 percent,
to 2,374.64.

Bonds got a lift from the Fed-
eral Reserve survey, which said
most parts of the country saw
modest economic growth in the
past month. The yield on the
benchmark 10-year Treasury
note fell to 4.50 percent from
4.53 percent late Tuesday.

Overseas markets, which
have influenced. U.S. trading
over the past week, finished
mixed and contributed to Wall
Street’s uncertainty.

Advancing issues and decli-
ners were virtually equal on the
New York Stock Exchange,
where volume came to 3.10 bil-
lion shares, down from 3.29 bil-
lion shares Tuesday.

The Russell 2000 index of
smaller companies fell 2.98, or
0.38 percent, to 775.90.

Overseas, Japan’s Nikkei
stock average closed down 0.47
percent, Hong Kong’s Hang
Seng index fell 0.73 percent, the
Shanghai Composite Index,
which helped trigger last week’s
selloff when it fell nearly 9 per-
cent in single session, rose 1.99
percent. Britain’s FTSE 100
closed up 0.29 percent, Germa-
ny’s DAX index added 0.34 per-
cent, and France’s CAC-40
advanced 0.33 percent.



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growth going forward.’

BY JEANNINE AVERSA
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Most parts of
the country saw modest economic
growth in the past month, although
there were pockets of sluggishness as
businesses continued to cope with
fallout from the troubled housing and
automotive industries.

Information in the new snapshot,

Wednesday prices are posted.

released Wednesday by the Federal
Reserve, was collected before last
week’s gut-wrenching nosedive in
worldwide financial markets, which
in part reflected investors’ worries
about the health of the U.S. and Chi-
nese economies.

Information from the survey will
figure into discussions at the central
bank’s next meeting on March 20-21.

ENERGY

Before that, the Fed had steadily
boosted rates for two years to fend
off inflation.

The Fed’s goal is to slow the econ-
omy sufficiently to curb inflation but
not so much as to cripple economic
growth.

TJ. Marta, fixed income strategist
at RBC Capital Markets, said the sur-
vey suggests “the Fed is generally
getting the moderation it wants” in
terms of economic growth, reason





FUELING PAIN

GAS TOPS $3 MARK AGAIN IN CALIFORNIA.
WILL REST OF U.S. FOLLOW?

“Tt kills me,” said Gloria Nunez,
53, as she filled her Ford Explorer
SUV at a San Jose gas station.
Nunez, a clerk for a communica-
tions company, has started working
a couple hours of overtime each
week to help soften the blow.

“All of a sudden you kind of have
to watch your pennies,” she said.

Analysts say drivers should
brace for more increases in the
coming weeks. Crude oil, which
makes up about half the price of
gasoline, is trading above $60 a bar-
rel. Higher demand, refinery main-
tenance and fears about springtime
shortages are also driving up prices,
particularly on the West Coast.
| “The West Coast will certainly



MARK LENNIHAN/AP
IN NEW YORK: A shopper is
bundled up against the cold on
Tuesday. The nation’s retailers °
said sales cooled in one of the

_ coldest Februarys on record.

OES RL

BY JORDAN ROBERTSON
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — Gasoline prices have jumped above $3 a gallon
in some parts of California and Hawaii, and may hit that level in other
parts of the country when the busy summer driving season approaches.

be the wild, wild West this year,”
said Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst
for the Oil Price Information Ser-
vice. Extensive maintenance work
at West Coast refineries has cur-
tailed supplies and exacerbated the
typical “preseason rally” spurred
by jitters about tight supplies.

“In the rest of the country it’s
just petro-noia. They’re worried
that they won’t have enough gaso-
line,” Kloza said. “But on the West
Coast the concern might be war-
ranted.”

However, analysts said it’s
unlikely other parts of the country
would see $3 gasoline before sum-
mer without a major disruption in
supply.

SALES



PHOTOS BY PAUL SAKUMA/AP

FEELING THE PINCH: Customer Alison Leupold looks unhappy Wednesday after she pumped $72.83
worth of gasoline at Menlo Atherton Shell gas station in Menlo Park, Calif. Below, the station’s



Average fuel prices are still below
their historical highs — most of
which were set in 2006 — but are
inching higher weeks earlier than
usual.

Wailuku, on the Hawaiian island |
of Maui, currently has the highest |

* TURN TO GAS PRICES

p '» of the: most

has been fairly steady, with most of
the Fed’s 12 regional districts charac-
terizing “price pressures as little
changed.” And, even with the job
market staying healthy in most parts
of the country, workers’ pay
increases “generally remained mod-
erate.” Both observations in the Fed
survey offered hopeful signs that
inflation isn’t flaring up.

° TURN TO ECONOMY

BRITAIN

Murdoch,
Branson
battle for
jar

; supremacy

f Viewers find themselves lost in
the middle of a fight for
domination of the British pay-TV
market between Rupert Murdoch
and Richard Branson.

BY JANE WARDELL
Associated Press

LONDON — In one corner, media
titan Rupert Murdoch with his tight
grip on pay-TV in Britain. In the
other, airline and music entrepreneur
Richard Branson, keen to expand his
empire by taking some of Murdoch’s
territory.

In the middle are millions of
pay-TV TAGES. who. have. peeR.
deprived. o





lar programs: on-
TV, such as Lost,
24, and The Simp-
sons, and soccer
fixtures.

The battle
between British
Sky Broadcasting
Group — 39 per-
cent owned by

MURDOCH

Rupert Mur-
doch’s News
Corp. — and

Branson’s Virgin
Media is one of
the most public
media dust-ups
in Britain for dec-
ades.

The two com-
panies are osten-
sibly arguing about program pricing,
a dispute that led to several of Sky’s
channels being yanked off Virgin’s
cable service last week after they
failed to reach a deal. But analysts
said the argument is really about the
future of the lucrative pay-TV indus-
try in Britain.

Branson and Sky Chief Executive
Officer James Murdoch — Rupert’s



BRANSON

*TURN TO PAY-TV

Cold spell continues for retailers

WU.S. retailers could be hurt this
spring by consumers’ concerns
surrounding higher fuel prices, a
volatile stock market and the
continued housing slump.

BY ANNE D’INNOCENZIO
Associated Press

NEW YORK — The nation’s
retailers, once hopeful for a strong
spring selling season, are being
forced to ratchet down their expecta-
tions after sales stalled amid the chill
of February.

Frigid weather stifled consumer
demand for lightweight spring
apparel. And some industry experts
doubt that this season’s fashions —
styles like mini dresses in bright geo-
metric patterns and baby doll dresses
— will have broad appeal. Mean-
while, there’s concern that consum-
ers will finally turn frugal because of
the housing market’s continuing
slump, and that last week’s stock
market tumble might also cause
shoppers to be more conservative.




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And there’s the lingering specter of
higher gasoline prices.

“People don’t necessarily feel less
wealthy because the market falls all
of the sudden or their housing value
is lower,” but if those factors “persist
over the next six months it may affect
long-term behavior,” according to
Frank Badillo, vice president and
senior retail economist at Retail For-
ward, a retail consulting company.

Retailers are scheduled to report
February same-store sales, or sales
from stores open at least a year,
today, but several retailers, including
Limited Brands, J.C. Penney and Tal-
bots, have already warned of disap-
pointing results. Same-store sales are
considered the best measure of a
retailer’s strength.

Besides dealing with broad eco-
nomic issues, merchants were grap-
pling with one of the coldest Febru-
arys on record. Limited said
inclement weather affected sales for
Valentine’s Day at its Victoria’s
Secret and Bath & Body Works

NORTE

chains.

“The month has been disappoint-
ing, “ said Richard Jaffe, a retail ana-
lyst at Stiffel Nicolaus.

The cold weather wiped out
demand for spring clothes, and,
because retailers had done a good job
clearing out winter merchandise dur-
ing a strong January sales period,
there was little for shoppers to buy.

“It’s cold, and Lord knows I don’t
want to be schlepping around to
stores,” said Jenny Fishman, of New
York, who has bought only some
shoes over the past few weeks. “I
can’t even fathom wearing spring
clothes.”

“We're seeing February being
soft,” Penney Chairman and Chief
Executive Myron E. Uliman III said
late last month. But he remained
hopeful that sales would rebound
with new spring fashions, and the
company still has a bullish outlook
for the next 12 months.

* TURN TO SPRING





4B |

EDUCATION

INTERNATIONAL EDITION

_ MiamiHerald.com | THE MIAMI HERALD

More companies play internship matchmaker

BY EMILY FREDRIX
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE — Claire
Richardson knew this summer
would cost her money.
Whether she chose to take an
unpaid internship, study
abroad or stay at Southern
Methodist: University and take
classes, she and her parents
would have to pay.

So that’s why. she didn’t
mind spending thousands of
dollars to land an internship,
plus housing and food, for a
summer in New York.

“When you look at it you’re
going to be paying money
wherever you are or whatever
you’re doing,” said Richard-
son, a 20-year-old sophomore
who will intern this summer at
brokerage Smith Barney.

Hunting for an internship
takes time and as more stu-
dents realize their value, com-
petition is getting fierce. A
slew of businesses have
popped up to help match stu-
dents with internships, charg-
ing hundreds to thousands of
dollars to help them write

ENERGY

Will gas
reach —
$3 mark
in all of

Us-:

°GAS PRICES

average price for a gallon of
regular unleaded at about
$3.20.

On the mainland, the title
goes to San Francisco, where
a gallon averages $3.10, a jump
of about 34 cents from a
month ago but still off the
high of $3.36 set in May 2006,
according to the AAA Daily
Fuel Gauge Report for
Wednesday.

The California cities of
Santa Barbara, San Luis
Obispo and Oakland are also
all above $3 a gallon. Most
other areas of the state are
just a few cents away from
cracking that milestone, and
motorists say they’re cutting
back to save money.

“T take the bus,” said Hec-
tor Esqueda, an 18-year-old
justice administration student
_ from Los Angeles who has
stopped driving his gas-guz-
zling, older-model Lincoln
Continental to save money.
“Other people are doing the
same thing. The bus is
packed.”

Nationwide, the average
price for a gallon of regular
unleaded is up about 32 cents
from a month ago, to $2.50,
according to the AAA report.
That’s more than 55 cents shy
of the all-time high recorded
in September 2005, after hur-
ricanes Katrina and Rita dam-
aged the Gulf of Mexico refin-
ery infrastructure.

Part of the reason is rising
demand. The U.S. Energy
Information Administration
said Wednesday that gasoline

ECONOMY

résumés, identify potential
employers and find summer
housing.

About three-fourths of all
college students have had
internships or some type of
professional work experience
by the time they graduate, said
Phil Gardner, director of
Michigan State’s Collegiate
Employment Research Insti-
tute. When he started follow-
ing such trends 25 years ago,
only 35 to 40 percent of col-
lege students interned.

“It’s just one of those things
you have to have before
employers will even consider
looking at your résumé,” he
said.

But students shouldn’t pay
to find an internship, he said,
because most universities
have career centers where stu-
dents can search for free.

A PRICE TO PAY

Richardson said she — and
her parents — didn’t mind
paying a firm like University
of Dreams to secure her
internship. She tried going to



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than 9.1 million barrels per
day over the past month, a 3.3
percent jump over the same
period last year.

Oil prices jumped by more
than $1 per barrel on Wednes-
day, settling at $61.82, after
the agency also reported an
unexpected drop in crude oil
inventories as import levels
reached their lowest point
since 2005.

Across the country, drivers

‘are grappling with how to

manage the sudden spike.

Outside a Sunoco conven-
ience store in downtown Phil-
adelphia, T.J. Hawk, a 45-year-
old retired Philadelphia
police officer, recalled the
good old days when it cost $5
to fill the tank.

These days, it takes at least
$40 to fill his white Volvo.
Most weeks, he only fills it



DARREN HAUCK/AP

WORKING TOGETHER: Nancy Lerner, left, of Brill Street,
a business that matches companies with interns, meets
with a women at a career day event in Milwaukee.

her career center, but most
jobs were in Texas and she
wanted to go to New York.
University of Dreams uses
its staff's personal contacts at
500 companies to get students
interrships with employers
they couldn’t otherwise get

—



PAUL SAKUMA/AP

MOVING UP: Owner Dan Bajada changes the gas prices
sign at his Menlo Park, Calif., Shell station.

three-quarters of the way to
soften the hit to his wallet.
In Philadelphia, regular
unleaded averaged about
$2.57 a gallon early Wednes-
day morning, a 12 percent
jump from a month ago but

still well shy of the high of

$3.358 a gallon set in Septem-
ber 2005.

Several customers at a
Mobil station in St. Peters-
burg, Fla., were upset because
there seemed to be no real
reason for the price increase.

Lee Franc, a client manager
from St. Petersburg, spent
about $40 to put 16 gallons in
her Toyota Highlander.

“Katrina, I can under-
stand,” Franc said. “I didn’t
see a very good explanation
this time. You hear so many
excuses it gets to where you
don’t believe anything any-
more.”

Most of the country sees modes
erowth; still some slow pockets

* ECONOMY

The survey is based on
information supplied by the
Fed’s 12 regional banks and
collected on or before Feb. 26.

On the economic growth
front, the survey said that
“most Federal Reserve dis-
tricts reported modest expan-
sion in economic activity”
over the past month but “sev-
eral districts noted some
slowing.”

For instance, the New York
region said that although
growth is “well maintained”
there were a “few signs of
deceleration.” The St. Louis
district said activity
“increased more slowly.” The
Boston district reported some
“softening” in economic
activity and the Dallas region
said busiuess activity “contin-
ued to decelerate,” the Fed

said.

A separate survey by the
Business Roundtable found
that corporate leaders are
mostly positive about busi-
ness conditions — including
sales, capital investment and
hiring — in coming months.

The recent stock market
swoon hasn’t changed that
view, said the group’s chair-
man Harold McGraw III, chief
of The McGraw-Hill Compa-
nies. “The CEOs feel quite
comfortable that we have a
solid economy for the next six
months in terms of which to
operate,” he said.

The Fed survey found that
overall manufacturing activ-
ity held steady or expanded
even as some factories cut
back on production due to
problems in the auto and
home-building sectors.

“Most districts reported

that manufacturing activity
related to residential real
estate remained sluggish,

especially for production of

household appliances, furni-
ture and building materials,”
the Fed report said. The
Atlanta, St. Louis and Dallas
districts reported a “slow-

down in manufacturing of

auto-related products.”

The majority of Fed
regions reported steady
growth in retail sales but auto
sales remained lackluster.

The housing slump contin-
ued to be felt in almost all
parts of the country but there
were signs of improvement
noted in several Fed districts,
the report said. For instance,
in the New York region,
builders in New Jersey said
there was “some stabilization
in the market for new homes.”



into, CEO Eric Lochtefeld said.
For interns, that’s better than
sending in a résumé and hop-
ing, he said.

“Does any college student
really, sincerely believe that
their résumé will stand out or
get better consideration than

BRITAIN

an actual introduction would
provide?” Lochtefeld said.

In four years, the company
has placed 1,800 students in
companies such as Paramount
Pictures or MTV Networks,
both divisions of Viacom. It
has slots this summer for 850
students, he said.

Students pay from $6,499 to
$8,999 to have the firm find
them an eight-week summer
internship, plus housing, some
meals, transportation to work
and activities for a summer.
Financial assistance is avail-
able.

SUITING NEEDS

Another company, Fast
Track Internships, works with
students to identify firms that
suit the students’ goals but
either don’t have formal
internship programs or don’t
advertise them.

Steve Rodems, a former
powdered soap salesman who
started Fast Track with a busi-
ness, partner, said students
typically receive five offers.
The price: $799 if a student

wants an unpaid internship
and $999 if they want a paid
one. Both come with a two-of-
fer guarantee.

Laura Kestner, director of
Career Services at Marquette
University in Milwaukee, said
no one should pay to find an
internship. Looking for an
internship helps students
develop skills, she said.

But she is working with a
firm that helps employers
recruit interns, Chicago-based
Brill Street and Co.

“We’re advocates of teach-
ing students lifelong job
search skills, so there’s no rea-
son. you should pay someone,”
she said.

Employers tell Brill Street

their needs for jobs ranging ©

from a few weeks to 18
months, and the company
finds and pays the students.
Brill Street then bills the hiring
company and collects a fee off
that, said Nancy Lerner, who
founded the company with her
husband last year and was at a
recent career fair at
Marquette.

Viewers lost in the middle of
Murdoch and Branson battle

°PAY-TV

son — have both gone on the
offensive in the domestic
media in recent days, with
Branson accusing Sky of “bul-
lying,” and Murdoch contend-
ing that Virgin is playing the
“victim” to win public sympa-
thy.

“There are big issues at
stake and these are big char-
acters,” said Ivor Gaber, a
research professor in media
and politics at the University
of Bedfordshire, of the tough
public exchanges.

“That is the style of the
men involved,” Gaber added.
“TRupert] Murdoch is seeing a
new challenger and is trying
to see him off, while Branson
also has a big ego and doesn’t
like to lose.”

SHAKEUP POSSIBLE

BSkyB has long dominated
pay-TV in Britain, leaving
cable providers in the shade.
But the arrival of Virgin
Media — the result of a recent
merger between the two main
cable providers NTL and
Telewest — has threatened a
shakeup of the status quo.

Branson became involved
when the merged ntl:Telew-
est bought the British opera-
tions of Virgin Mobile late
last year. Branson became the

SALES

cable company’s largest sin-
gle shareholder in return for
licensing the Virgin brand
name.

A consummate publicity
operator who has jumped out
of planes and climbed astride
elephants to promote his Vir-
gin Atlantic Airways, Branson
moved quickly to improve
Virgin Media’s profile, begin-
ning talks with commercial
broadcaster ITV about a
potential merger.

Apparently sensing danger,
BSkyB swooped in and
snapped up a 17.9 percent
stake in ITV, blocking any
possible move on ITV by Vir-
gin Media.

Aside from angering Bran-
son, that maneuver has raised
red flags in government
offices about the level of
influence Rupert Murdoch
has over the British media.

Trade and Industry Secre-
tary Alistair Darling last
month asked for a preliminary
report into whether the deal is
against the public interest.

The so-called ‘public
interest test” triggered by the
government is designed to
allow it to block mergers
deemed potentially damaging
to the plurality of the media.
In addition to its stake in
BSkyB, Murdoch’s News
Corp.’s British subsidiary also

owns The Sun, News of the
World, The Sunday Times
and The Times newspapers.
In a separate inquiry, the
government’s Office of Fair
Trading, is examining the
deal’s effect on competition.
Meanwhile, the two com-
panies — and their bosses —
continue their public spat.

‘SCARED STIFF’

Branson has accused the
government of being “scared
stiff’ of Rupert Murdoch and
ran ads on the now defunct
Sky channels on the Virgin
service telling viewers that
“Sky has taken its ball and
gone home.” James Murdoch
has blamed Virgin’s tactics for
Sky “being dragged into the
mud.”

Gaber said that Branson’s
exploitation of the underdog
factor could win public sup-
port, particularly as he is a

“much more user friendly’

operator than Murdoch.”

Whether that means view-
ers left without popular pro-
grams will stand by him is
another matter.

Branson says Virgin has
retained viewers despite the
dispute, but BSkyB is now
advertising cheaper triple-
play — pay-TV, Internet and
telephone — services to Vir-
gin Media customers.

Retailers could be hurt by
lingering economic concerns

° SPRING

The International Council
of Shopping Centers is still
sticking with its modest same-
store sales growth forecast of
2.5 percent to 3 percent, but
Michael P. Niemira, ICSC’s
chief economist and director
of research, said winter
weather slowed consumer
demand at the end of Febru-
ary.

While February is one of
the least important months of
a retailer’s calendar, mer-
chants do hope to get some
idea of which spring fashion
trends are resonating with
shoppers.

John Morris, a retail ana-
lyst at Wachovia Securities,
said other apparel retailers
expected to post disappoint-
ing February sales include
Abercrombie & Fitch, Aero-
postale, The Children’s Place
Retail Stores, and AnnTaylor
Stores. Morris noted in a
report that he expects Gap,
whose continued troubles
resulted in the departure of its
CEO in January, to post a
5 percent same-store sales
decline.

Wal-Mart Stores, which
has been retooling its mer-
chandising strategy, expects a
modest same-store sales gain
ot 1 to 2 percent for February.
Meanwhile, rival Target
expects same-store sales to
rise a robust 4 to 6 percent for



MARK LENNIHAN/AP

BEARING THE COLD: A shoppper tries to stay warm in New
York. Cold weather and consumers’ concerns about the
economy may lead to a slow spring for retailers.

the month.

The big winners are
expected to include depart-
ment stores, particularly high-
end stores like Nordstrom
whose customers buy their
clothing ahead of the season.
Saks, which operates upscale
Saks Fifth Avenue, said
Wednesday it had a robust
24.7 percent gain in February
same-store sales.

As for those new looks —
which also include wide belts

and lucite handbags, reminis-
cent of mod styles of the
1960s — analysts are waiting
to see how well they do once
warmer weather arrives.

“You have to be pretty
courageous to wear that
stuff,” said Morris, noting that
it may only appeal to the
young.

Even Fishman of Riverdale,
N.Y., says she won’t be
embracing those
styles.“They’re not practical.”



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BUSINESS

FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2007, PAGE 5B



Water & Sewerage
readies $12m in
expansion contracts

Corporation seeking to improve 30% market
share of New Providence homes and hotels

@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

he Water and Sewerage Corpora-
tion has contracts in place valued at
$12 million for future projects, it

was revealed yesterday.
Speaking at the official commissioning
of the Blue Hills Reverse Osmosis plant, the
minister of works and public utilities,

Bradley Roberts, said the Government —

expects to commission three additional
reverse osmosis plants in New Providence
to service the northern, southwestern and
eastern areas of the island.

“We also intend to introduce a portfolio
of state of the art wastewater facilities to the
Bahamas, beginning with New Providence
and the tertiary treatment plant for the
Gladstone road area, which will service
Flamingo Gardens, Jubilee Gardens, South-
winds, Prospect Ridge, Cable Beach the
new Baha Mar and future developments,”
Mr Roberts said.

“We currently have works underway on
New Providence, and contracts for mains
improvements and expansion works that
are about to be signed totalling $12 mil-
lion, and it does not stop there.”

Work that the Corporation is about to
do includes the repairing of mains in
Eleuthera in Lower Bogue, James Cistern,
North and South Palmetto Point, Savan-
nah Sound and Bannerman Town, along
with the construction of new storage tanks
at the Boguee wellfields and Tarpum Bay.

In Abaco, works will include a new dis-
tribution system for Cherokee Sound, the
extension of mains in Cooper’s Town, a
new storage tank in Sandypoint and a new
reverse osmosis plant for Green Turtle Cay.

Mr Roberts said water delivery was too





@ INSIDE the new 7.2 million gallon-per-day reverse osmosis plant, built
and operated by Consolidated Water, which is located at Blue Hill Road

critical not to address aggressively, partic-
ularly as the Bahamas was a tourism desti-
nation.

At present, the Water and Sewerage Cor-
poration serves about 30 per cent of resi-
dences and hotels in New Providence. Mr
Roberts said it was critical that this changed,
so that the public was not exposed to unsafe
water from private wells.

The Blue Hills facility, long awaited, is

(Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune Staff)

the largest reverse osmosis plant in the
Bahamas, and at a cost of $29 million it has
the capacity of 7.2 million gallons per day
and can remain fully operational even when
power is gone. [t was built by Consolidated
Water after a lengthy bidding process.

Mr Roberts noted that soon, reverse
osmosis plants will eliminate the need to
barge water into New Providence from
Andros.

Hotels see 25 per cent drop
in Spring Break visitors



FROM page 1B

aiming for a mix of resort
guests.

Moving forward, Mr Sands
said Baha Mar did not want to
be classified as “‘a Spring Break
hotel” per se.

Edwin Lightbourne, a Min-
-istry of Tourism spokesman,
said it was still very early into
Spring Break, and as far as he
knew, the ministry had not yet
complied any statistics.

However, he pointed out that
the Ministry of Tourism was

in the Finance Industry.

Requirements:

* MCSE a plus

superior benefits package.

proactively dealing with Spring
Break, as the safety and conve-
nience of both visitors and
Bahamians was top priority.

Among the initiatives were:

* Spring Breakers will be giv-
ena "quick facts" brochure on
arrival at the Lynden Pindling
International Airport.

* The brochure will have
safety tips from the police, a
map of downtown Nassau and a
welcome message from the
Ministry of Tourism. This mes-
sage aims to encourage the stu-
dents to act responsibly while
here.



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It will also encourage them
to congregate in a Spring Break
Zone that will begin at Arawak
Cay, moving east along Bay
Street to encompass the West-
ern Esplanade and Long Wharf
Beach. The Zone will end at the
eastern perimeter of the British
Colonial Hilton.

* The purpose of the Spring
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as possible in one area. This will
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SORENSTAM INVESTMENTS LIMITED
IBC No. 128357B

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with Section 131 (2)
(a) of the International Business Companies Act (No. 46 of 2000),
SORENSTAM INVESTMENTS LIMITED is in Dissolution.

Any person having a Claim against SORENSTAM INVESMENTS
LIMITED is required on or before the 28th day of April, 2007 to
send their name, address and particulars of the debt of claim to the
Liquidator of the Company, or in default thereof they may be excluded
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Tourism to create
one of every 1.5
jobs in Bahamas

FROM page 1B

cent in 2017, accounting for
$6.762 billion in economic
activity.

The WTTC predicted that
the Bahamian tourism indus-
try would enjoy 2.6 per cent
growth in 2007, and see an
average growth rate of 3.8 per
cent per annum over the next
10 years to 2017.



The study said total travel
and tourism demand in the
Bahamas would grow from
$4.433 billion in 2007 to $8.428
billion in 2017.

The Bahamian tourism
industry’s growth rate was
projected to be behind the 3
per cent average the
Caribbean will enjoy in 2007,
although the projected 10-
year average is higher than
the region’s 3.3 per cent.

Jury orders Vonage
to pay Verizon $58m

@ By MATTHEW BARAKAT
AP Business Writer

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP)
— Internet phone company
Vonage must pay Verizon
Communications $58 million for
infringing on three patents that
enable the upstart’s low-cost
telephone service, a jury ruled
yesterday.

The judgment is far less than
the $197 million that Verizon
had requested, and it was more
in line with what Vonage had
suggested — if the Holmdel,
N.J.-based company was found
liable. Still undetermined is
whether Vonage will be barred
from using Verizon’s technolo-
gy. Following the verdict, attor-
neys for New York-based Ver-



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of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
BEYSS INVESTMENT GMBH. is_ in Dissolution”

The date of commencement of dissolution is 23rd day of
January, 2007.

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(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 9th day of
February 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
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(No.45 of 2000)

DAILY POWER HOLDINGS LTD.
In Voluntary Liquidation

“Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
DAILY POWER HOLDINGS LTD. is in Dissolution”

The date of commencement of dissolution is 23rd day of
February, 2007.

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Limited of Bahamas Financial Centre, Shirley & Charlotte
Streets, Nassau, Bahamas has been appointed Liquidator of the
Company.

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izon requested a permanent
injunction barring Vonage from
further use of the patented tech-
nology.

A hearing on the request was
scheduled for March 23 in U.S.
District Court in Alexandria.

Verizon sued Vonage last
year for infringing on five
patents that it said Vonage uses
to make its Internet telephone
service network functional. The
eight-person jury found Von-
age infringed on three of the
five patents.

The jury found in its verdict
that Vonage’s infringement was
not willful. That means Verizon
cannot collect triple damages,
which can be awarded in patent
infringement cases.

“This is a significant victory
for Verizon,” said Dan Webb,
one of Verizon’s attorneys. “Ti
shows that companies that
infringe patents can be held
liable.”

In a statement, Vonage said it
was pleased that the jury had






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rejected Verizon’s claims that
it infringed on two patents, and
that it expected the verdict on
the other three to be reversed
on appeal.

Vonage added that it didn’t
believe there was any basis to
support Verizon’s request for
an injunction. “If the trial court
does impose an injunction, we
will seek an immediate stay
from the Federal Court of
Appeals,” it said.

Vonage is a leading provider
of broadband Voice over Inter-
net Protocol service and has a
customer base of more than two
million. Last year, it lost $286
million on revenue of $607 mil-
lion. Verizon Communications
Inc. earned $6.20 billion in 2006
on revenue of $88.14 billion.

Shares of Vonage Holdings
Corp. fell 21 cents, or more than
four per cent, to close at $4.84
on the New York Stock
Exchange. Verizon stock gained
80 cents, or 2.2 per cent, to close
at $36.48 on the same exchange.












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IN THE ESTATE OF Terrance
James McCoy Late Of Mosley Lane
in the Eastern District of the Island of
New Providence, Engineer, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claim or demand against the
above Estate are required to send the same
duly certified in writing to the undersigned
on or before the 30th day of March, A.D.,
2007, after which date the Executrix will
proceed to distribute the assets having regard
only to the claims of which she shall then

have had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby given that all
persons indebted to the said Estate are
requested to make full settlement on or
before the date hereinbefore mentioned.

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Attorneys for the Executrix
Chambers,

P.O. Box N-918,

Magna Carla Court,
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Bahamas Ferries
enters into Internet —

marketing agreement



@ BAHAMAS Ferries executive Khaalis Rolle

(FILE photo)

ahamas Ferries, the
inter-island ferry ser-
vice provider, has

signed an agreement that will
see the Internet site,
www.Bahamas.Gour.Net, mar-
ket the company and its ser-
vices via the Internet.

The agreement aims to raise
awareness among potential
international tourists of the
opportunity to visit multiple
Bahamian islands during their
stay via Bahamas Ferries.

Khaalis Rolle, a Bahamas
Ferries executive, said the part-
nership was intended to expose
the company and its high-
speed ferry services to a wider
market.

The company operates high
and medium-speed Catamaran

vessels for passengers, vehicles
and freight to eight Family
Island destinations. The most
popular tourist destination is
Harbour Island, Eleuthera, to
which Bahamas Ferries offers a
one-day excursion,

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Tribune says it has no
plans to sell any of
its other newspapers

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Tri-
bune Company, which
announced this week it is shed-
ding two small Connecticut
newspapers, says it has no plans
to sell the Chicago Tribune, Los
Angeles Times, The (Balti-
more) Sun or any of its other

papers. re gon

“While the special commit-
tee of our board of directors
continues to oversee Tribune’s
exploration of strategic alter-
natives, we have no current
plans to sell additional newspa-
pers,” Scott Smith, president of
the publishing division of the
Chicago-based parent compa-

ny, said in a brief statement.

On Tuesday, Tribune Co.
announced it was selling The
Advocate of Stamford and the
Greenwich Time to Gannett
Co. for $73 million in a transac-
tion between the nation’s two
largest newspaper companies.

-After-the-announcement of
that sale, Dennis FitzSimons
said the company had exceeded
its goal of selling $500 million in
“noncore assets.”

Besides the two newspapers
sold to Gannett, Tribune since
last summer has shed a number
of assets, including television
stations in Atlanta, Boston and

WwW

Albany, N.Y.; 2.8 million shares
of Time Warner common stock
and a former Los Angeles
Times printing facility.

Earlier in the week, Smith
said that the two Connecticut
newspapers did not fit the com-
pany’s strategic focus on larger
publishing and interactive busi-
nesses, and in his most'recent
statement made it clear Nhat the
remaining papers do.

“Our newspapers are clear
leaders in the major markets
they serve, and fit our strategic
focus on larger publishing and
interactive businesses.”

The company, which has seen

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its newspaper readers — fol-
lowed by advertisers — contin-
ue to migrate to the Internet,
still is expected to decide this
month on a possible restructur-
ing or other move, following a
six-month strategic review.



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/ By ANNE wart Abercrombie & Fitch Co. direction is merchandise.” market, that could challenge through the spring.
D'INNOCENZIO Bebe Stores Inc. reported its Cohen noted that retailers’ shoppers in the months ahead. Rival Target Corp. enjoyed a Abercrombie & Fitch posted ho
AP Business Writer first monthly decline in 46 — biggest mistake is that stores Ken Perkins, president of 5.7 per cent increase in same- _a six per cent same-store sales
— months, blaming the weakness are not in step with customers’ RetailMetrics LLC, a research store sales,above the 5.1 per drop, worse than the 2.3 per
/EW YORK (AP) — The — on not having enough trendy penchant for buying clothing company in Swampscott, cent estimate. cent analysts expected. i
iditional excuse for disap- tops. to be worn immediately; mer- Mass., said defaults and delin- Limited Brands Inc. had a Among department stores, is
iting retail sales in Febru- Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which chants display the new mer- quencies in the mortgage three per cent increase in Federated Department Stores an
a1) —cold weather — may not reported continuing problems — chandise well ahead of when industry — coupled with the same-store sales, below the — which acquired May ,
be enough to explain sluggish — with its apparel offerings, had the season begins. The late decline of mortgage equity four per cent estimate. The Department Stores Co. in 2005 ‘U
icsults posted by US mer- _ sales below analysts’ estimates. arrival of winter weather withdrawls that give consumers — company had warned that bad and is transforming its Macy’s ”
chants from Gap Inc. to High-end stores like Nord- helped clear out cold weather — extra cash — could curtail weather affected Valentine’s brand into a national depart- :
\nn Taylor Corp. Unappeal- strom Inc. were among the __ items and boosted sales in Jan- — spending. Day sales at its Victoria’s ment store chain — reported a *
og fashions may also have _ bright spots, but analysts say —_uary. But that meant there was All these factors combined Secret and Bath & Body 1.2 per cent same-store sales
omething to do with it. stores catering to the middle- little for shoppers to buy last helped depress the February — Works chains. gain, below the, 2.8 per cent S
As merchants reported their to lower-income shopper might —_ month, as they had little inter- sales tally at The International Bebe had a 2.2 per cent _ estimate. 2
sales results Thursday, the dis- suffer more as the economy _ est in spring wear. Council of Shopping Centers- decline in same-store sales, “Sales in February were ff
ippointments went beyond the continues to slow. Another problem, Cohen — UBS sales, which rose a mod- _ below the estimate for a 2.2 impacted by a series of snow apt
usual stragglers like Gap and “February can be a treach- _ said, is that fashion has become __ est 2.5 per cent, the low end _ per cent gain. “I continue to and ice storms in the eastern i
scluded stores like teen stal- erous month from a weather “too commoditized.” This sea- of the projected range of 2.5 believe we will see a more half of the U.S., including those =
standpoint,” said Michael C. — son’s fashions -—- 1960s mod __ per cent to 3.0 per cent. The appropriate assortment in during the important selling pa
Appel, managing director of — looks like baby doll tops and results are based on sales at March with a sexier feeling to days immediately preceding - :
cre Quest Turnaround Advisors mini dresses in geometric pat- stores open at least a year, our overall assortment,” said Valentine’s Day,” said Terry Ligt
it the CS at —@ LLC. But the big problem, he terns — are being offered known as same-store sales and CEO Greg Scott. J. Lundgren, chairman, presi- :
ay said, was the merchandise. everywhere at every price considered a good gauge of a Chico’s, whose sales stalled dent and CEO ina statement. =
it nd the news Marshal Cohen, chief ana- point, he noted. Not to men- __ retailer's health. — ; in recent months, posted a 4.3 Penney had a 0.2 per cent a
atl i] lyst at NPD Group Inc.,a Port tion that some experts doubt While February is one of the per cent decline in same-store decline in same-store sales in =
SAS By Washington, N.Y.-based mar- _ whether these looks will have __ feast important months of a — sales, worse than the 1.4 per its department store business, bas
reat Insight ket research company, agreed, — broad-base appeal. retailer’s calendar, merchants cent estimate. The company, somewhat better than the 0.5 1
pe saying, “The weather is a good Retailers also are grappling do hope to get some idea of — which caters to boomers, is per cent decline analysts 4
‘Mondays excuse, but the truth is weath- — with a slowing economy, pat which spring fashion trends are refreshening its assortments. expected. The company said :
ORCS eee er is one direction. Another _ ticularly a weakening housing — resonating with shoppers. ‘AnnTaylor, dragged down _ sales improved at the end of a
Wal-Mart, dragged down by __ by sluggish sales at its lower- last month, particularly in ;
weakness at its namesake dis- price Loft division, struggled areas where the weather oi
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i INT HE SUPREME COURT CLEQUI000325 estimate from Wall Street ana- expected. The company said it reported a 9.1 per cent increase ae
Equity Side lysts surveyed by Thomson — is working to refresh Loft’s in same-store sales in Febru- iy
a Financial. merchandise with updated ary, beating the 5.7 per cent ey
The world’s largest retailer classics and wear-now fashions. _ estimate. ;
‘ IN THE MATTER of all those pieces parcels or lots of land blamed the sales shortfall on Gap, whose troubles led to On Wednesday, Saks Inc., 20
: comprising Lots 73, 74 and 75 of the Gregory Town Crown Allotments a continued weakness in the the departure of its CEO in which operates Saks Fifth at
i f tsa ; me = vome and apparel business. January, had a four per cent Avenue, said its same-store
4 situate in the Island of Eleuthera one of the Islands of the Commonwealth o! Wal-Mart said those two busi- decline in same-store sales, sales surged 24.7 per cent. oe
The Bahamas. nesses should remain soft better than the 4.8 per cent Analysts expected 6.4 per cent. i3e.
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IN THE MATTER of The Quieting Titles Act 1959 Credit Suisse (Bahamas) Limited a
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: IN THE MATTER of The Petition of Bernard A. Kuttner a
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: ecrundiere CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND HEAD OF ;
; NOTICE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
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© The Petition of BERNARD A. KUTTNER of Millburn, New Jersey one of : The position is open to candidates with the following minimum requirements: oa
& . the Untied States of America and Gregory Town, Eleuthera one of the islands :
_ of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in respect of;- Main tasks: ve
° Ensuring accurate and timely delivery of monthly results and analysis *
E ‘ gia oof bk . ee for Private Banking legal entity CS (Bahamas) Ltd. and other Private |
—_ As ee ae ae eee aes oe o ape Pes ten 2, Banking entities managed via service level agreement;
and 7 OL ne Gicgoly, LOW tOW nL Oune as a ee ba ° Preparation of required statutory accounts/reports and their presentation 4
' parcels or lots of land are bounded as follows on the North West by Crown - to management;
i Land and by the property of the Petitioner and running thereon One hundred and ° Overseeing all HO, Group and Regulatory reporting to specific reporting
fi Ninety-eight and seventy-nine hundreths (198.79) feet on the West North West deadlines for all legal entities within scope; i
| by the property of the Petitioner and running thereon One hundred and Eleven ° Ensuring that all Balance Sheet accounis are substantiated & reconciled;
and Thirty-two hundreths (111.32) feet on the North East by vacant land, by ° Ensuring timely and accurate Management Information System (MIS)
_ Cave Street and Lot Number No.6 of the Gregory Town Crown Allotments reporting to monitor Assets under Management (AUM), Net New Assets
and running thereon One hundred and Seventy-eight and Sixty-two hundreths (NNA) & Client Profitability (TOl); :
| (178.62) feet on the South East by the property of the Petitioner and running : Ensure that accounting treatment for new products are implemented in =
| thereon Three hundred (300) feet and on the South West by Crown Land and ae ok ano implementation review with IT, :
: running thereon One Hundred and Six and Sev en hundreths (106.07) feet and . identify potential risks and suggest improvements regarding controls, |
| which said pieces parcels or lots of land are more particularly delineated and ‘ ‘i
eas : Se es ce systems in use and business management; “i
| shown on the plan filed in this matter and thereon coloured Pink. ° Ensuring compliance with SOX requirements for entities within scope; "
aP 2s ; : ; ; ° Chairman of Bahamas Finance Committee; “
Bernard A.Kuttner claims to be the owner in fee simple in possession of the ° Responsible for preparing and monitoring budgets and expenses for 6!
| said land free from encumbrances and has made application to the Supreme legal entity, overseeing payables and receivables; in
’ Court in the Commonwealth of Bahamas under Section 3 The Quieting Titles ° Managing Financial Accounting department (staff) of legal entity; 1"
' Act, 1959 to have his title to the said land investigated and the nature and extent : Managing relationship with Auditors & Regulators 1
2 thereof determined and declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted: by the . Providing overall leadership, direction & control to the finance function "4
‘ourt in accordance with provisions of the said Act. in the Bahamas ;
i . Seat ays a Bee : ie et Requirements:
' ee ee ie said land may be inspected duing normal office hours tn : Prior experience as senior manager in similar capacity; -
iy oe era B PIeee @ Strong Product Control or Financial Accounting background required; oe
ee . ea eee . ° Good working knowledge of US GAAP; “5!
} (a) The Registry of the Supreme Court in the said City of Nassau © Good understanding of Private Banking Business; ideally demonstrated i
: by prior work experience; "4
i (b) The Chambers of McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes, Mareva e Technical product knowledge of structured products would be a plus; is
House, 4 George Street in the City of Nassau, Attorneys for the ° MBA / MS (Finance), CPA, CA or equivalent; "
i Petitioner: and ® Effective communicator and hands-on and proactive approach; i"
° Strong analytical and organisational skills and good sense of control; i
(c) ‘The office of the Island Administrator at Govenor’s Harbour . Demonstrated management / leadership skills; nN
Eleuthera ° Good IT skills would be an asset ie
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Pines ieee ise : hata eee Ba ke feet hee Experience: i
te Ane by giv ae por oe ut oF oh 5 ol a el - re ° 10 years of hands-on accounting work experience; "
/ se Ch a m not recognized in the Petition shall on or cfore the ° 3-5 years of senior management experience N
14th day of May, 2007 file in the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioner or ty
the undersigned a statement of his claim in the prescribed form, verified by an Personal Qualities: if
} Affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure of any such person to be file and serve a ° Excellent administrative, organizational, leadership and communication \
statement of his claim on or before the said 14th day of May, 2007 will operate skills i
as a bar to such claim. ° A commitment to service excellence I
. Ability to meet deadlines with minimum supervision i:
° Ability to work in a team environment Ny
oe : Seeger s Benefits provided include: vy
Dated the 7th day of March, A.D. 2007. ° Competitive salary and performance bonus "
° Pension Plan is
° Health and Life Insurance "
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ONLY APPLICANTS MEETING THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE "
CONTACTED. NO TELEPHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED. nh
McKINNEY, BANCROFT & HUGHES ‘y
Chambers i Applications should be submitted: :
Mareva House Human Resources Department ‘i
. P.O. Box N-4928 le
4 George Street Nassau, Bahamas I
Nassau, Bahamas or via fax 356-8148
Attorneys for the Plaintiff "

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 19¢h, 2007



THE TRIBUNE

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FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2007, PAGE 9B

Stocks climb as of





stability cross siobal markets

@ By TIM PARADIS
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall
Street extended its recovery
from last week’s big plunge, ris-
ing Thursday after several sta-
ble sessions helped buttress
investor sentiment and allay
some concerns about the econ-
omy.

Thursday’s advance helped
investors speed past lackluster
retail sales figures and focus on
more promising comments
about March sales.

Investors also grew more con-
fident following gains in mar-
kets in Europe and Asia. The
dollar was mixed against major
currencies and fought its way
higher against the yen, easing
some concern about whether
global liquidity would tighten.

Investors eager for signals
about the health of the econo-
my bet on rising fortunes for
United States businesses a day
ahead of the Labour Depart-
ment’s much-anticipated Feb-
ruary employment report.

Strong employment is seen
as crucial on Wall Street

Dow rises 100 points before pullback

According to preliminary cal-
culations, the Dow closed up
68.25, or 0.56 per cent, at
12,260.70.

Lender New Century Finan-
cial Corp. announced after the
markets closed that it would no
longer be accepting loan appli-
cations, and that it secured $265
million in financing to help it
meet financial obligations.

Broader stock indicators also
put up sizable gains Thursday.
The Standard & Poor’s 500
index climbed 9.92, or 0.71 per
cent, to 1,401.89, and the Nas-
daq composite index advanced
13.09, or 0.55 per cent, to
2,387.73.

Bonds fell as_ stocks
advanced; the yield on the
benchmark 10-year Treasury
note rose to 4.51 per cent from
4.50 per cent late Wednesday.
Gold prices rose.

Light, sweet crude fell 18
cents to $61.64 per barrel on the

trading floor — stocks seemed
to move in tandem over con-
cerns about whether the global
economy would begin to sput-
ter. Investors should remain vig-
ilant, Levitt says. “I think we
are still going to see some
volatility. Investors need to
focus on keeping the risks in
their portfolio in check. ‘Chere
are good opportunities around
the world but certainly it ts a
good time to think about quali-
ty.”

The major indexes did show
some volatility on speculation
New Century would make some
kind of announcement. The
stock, which dropped below a
52-week low of $3.94 to as low
as $3.37 before rebounding
somewhat, fell $1.20, or 23.2 per
cent, to $3.96.

Larry Peruzzi, senior equity
trader at The Boston Compa-
ny Asset Management, said
there are fears in the market

sales at stores open at least a
year, rose a lower-than-expect-
ed (0.9 per cent in February.

Wall Street had been looking
for sales at the world’s largest
retailer, which has lately shown
some difficulty boosting its
monthly numbers, to increase
Ls per cent. Wal-Mart, one of
the 30 stocks that comprise the
Dow industrials, fell 11 cents to
$47.82.

Nordstrom rose $2.31, or 4.6
per cent, to $52.73 after its Feb-
ruary same-store sales jumped
9.1 per cent, well above the 5.7
per cent increase predicted by a
Thomson Financial poll of ana-
lysts. Same-store sales are a key
measure of a retailer’s perfor-
mance and a strong report
Wednesday luxury department
store chain Saks Inc. fanned
Wall Street’s expectations for
Saks’ competitors.

Saks, after rising Wednesday,
advanced 10 cents to $19.92.

its hostile bid for Caremark Rx
Inc., which is in the sights of
retail pharmacy chain CVS
Corp. Caremark advanced 48
cents to $61.78. Advancing
issues outnumbered decliners
by three to one on the New
York Stock Exchange, where
volume came to 1.65 billion
shares.

The Russell 2000 index of
smaller companies rose 5.24, or
0.68 per cent, to 781.14.

Overseas, the Nikkei rose
1.94 per cent, Hong Kong’s
Hang Seng Index added 1.36

per cent and the sometimes-
volatile Shanghai Composite
Exchange rose 1.08 per cent. It
was a nearly nine per cent drop
in Shanghai on February 27 that
helped ignite a worldwide
spasm of selling that led major
US indexes to give back their
gains for the year.

In Europe, stocks added to
gains after the US markets
advanced. Britain’s FTSE 100
closed up 1.16 per cent, Ger-
many’s DAX index added 1.44
per cent, and France’s CAC-40
advanced 1.27 per cent.

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charging ahead in recent years.
Larger concerns about the
economy figured heavily in last
week’s selloff.

“T think we got a little bit too
negative too fast,” said Brian
Levitt, corporate economist at
OppenheimerFunds Inc., refer-
ring to the February 27 global
selloff that sent the major US
indexes down more than three
per cent. “They failed to see the
‘broader picture that there still is
fairly good underlying strength
in the economy.”

The Dow Jones industrials
were up more than 100 points in
afternoon trading before pulling
back amid rumors a subprime
lender would declare bank-
ruptcy.

The focus on broader market
sentiment and the impending
February employment report
overshadowed word from the

‘Labor Department that the

number of newly laid-off work-
ers seeking unemployment ben-
efits fell last week to the lowest
level in a month.

Unlike last week, news from
overseas provided little head-
wind to US stocks. On Thurs-
day, the European Central
Bank raised interest rates by a
quarter point, as expected, and
the Bank of England left rates
unchanged. Turbulence in stock
markets worldwide last week
gave a sense that Wall Street,
London and financial capitals
in Asia were essentially one big

POSITION AVAILABLE

Reception, Secretarial, Light Accounting and
Customer Service. Located at the
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Good English verbal and writing skills also a must.

Apply by faxing resume to 377-1778

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MARC-KELLON GILVERT of
P.O. BOX General Deliy@egrge Town, Exuma,
Bahamas is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization

as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
days from the 9th day of March, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N- 7147,

Nassau, Bahamas.

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of the fears that has kind of
been overhanging the market
with this whole subprime real
estate concern,” he said.
Nonetheless, investors
seemed able to look past some
unpleasant news from retailers.
Wal-Mart’s same-store sales, or

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important month for retailers.
Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals
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to $2.90 after the US govern-
ment rejected the biotech drug
developer's radiation sickness
treatment. Express Scripts Inc.
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10 Hang around waiting for the machines! (7)
feathers? (5) Ina popular description, fat! (4)
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31, Not-iced 33, Id-L-es 34, Tr-ash-y —-

14, Unleash 15, Innocuous 17, Dedicated 18, Sawdust 19,
Gadget 20, Epic 23, Plimsolls 25, Postnatal 26, Reek 27,

A 32, Onlookers 34, Fraternal 35, Aquatic
36, 8 37, Stun 38, Obstactes 39,

Tennessee.
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5, Intended 6, Scoundrels 7, Warlock 8, Mathodical
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19, She played number two for
England women at the Turin
world team event, where
today’s position launched an
impressive attack. White has
been passive, allowing the black
knight to reach the strong f4
outpost where it menaces the
white king. However, Black
needs to act fast. White
threatens Nxe5, while the
defence f7-f6 would allow the
surprise Ngi threatening to trap
the f4 knight by g2-g3. Gilbert
found a bravura response, a
saqificial attack which led to
checkmate. What did Black play?

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FRIDAY,
MARCH 9

ARIES - March 21/April 20
Got a touch of March madness,
Aries? Get out and about and it is
sure to subside. It seems that Lady
Luck is on your side -- romance is
likely for Thursday.

TAURUS - April 21/May 21
Have you been considering an addi-
tion to your family, Taurus? Now is
the right time to make your plans.
Seek the advice of Sagittarius who
won’t steer you wrong.

GEMINI - May 22/June 21
Don’t put off that much-need vaca-
tion any longer, Gemini. Visit your
travel agent and book the trip as soon
as possible. Pisces will be willing to
share your company.

CANCER - June 22/July 22
That blossoming romance really
starts to move along quickly, Cancer.
The stars are pointing toward a long-
term relationship. This very well
may be The One! Enjoy your good
fortune on Tuesday.

LEO -— July 23/August 23

Too much running around has left you
feeling on end, Leo. It’s a fine time to
ask some of your friends to do the
entertaining for a change. Look to
Capricom for a little assistance.
VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

Still facing that nagging question,
Virgo? Trust your instincts and
you'll know what to do. A healthy
dose of energy this week puts you
in a sporting frame of mind.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23
You’ve taken a large step with your
relationship, Libra, but it may have
been a mistake. That special someone
seems to be pulling away a bit.
Consult with Leo for advice.

SCORPIO — Oct 24/Noy 22

| If you’ve been on the fence about a

career change, Scorpio, it just may
be best to wait a little longer. You
have too many large plans for the
months ahead.
SAGITTARIUS — Noy 23/Dec 21
You may just want to hang around
the house this week, Sagittarius, and
act like a real homebody. Perhaps
you should try something crafty —
like needlepoint or ceramics. Expect
good news on Tuesday.
CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20
It seems that a family member has been
a nuisance lately, Capricorn, but don’t let
it bother you too much. This person just
knows how to push your buttons. Virgo
provides the answer to a key question.

AQUARIUS -— Jan 21/Feb 18

It seems you've got your fitness rou-
tine on track, Aquarius. The results
are beginning to be noticable. Career
changes are inevitable starting by
week’s end.

PISCES -— Feb 19/March 20
That under-the-weather feeling is
something that you can’t seem to
shake, Pisces. It may be best to give in.
and visit the doctor. Enjoy a little
pampering from loved ones .

-. CHESS by Leonard Barden



LEONARD BARDEN

(RRR SSAA CNL ATE AS TREN EP

*
Chess solution 8312: 1..Nxg2l 2 Keg2 Bxh3+! 3 Kxh3
(3Kgl! resists better) Qd7+ 4 Kh2 BI4+ 5 Khl Qh3+ 6
Kgl Qg4+ 7 Khi Oxf3+ 8 Kgl Qo4+ 9 KhI Qh3+ 10 Kgl

Qh2 mate.
Mensa quiz: Elaborate.

One possible word ladder solution is: FLAG, flap,

flip, clip, chip, whip, SHIP.





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SAC extend lead
at the top in

track and field

championships



@ TRACK
AND FIELD
By BRENT
STUBBS
Senior Sports

Reporter

ST. AUGUSTINE’S
College cemented its
lead by from 105 on
the first day to 168 on
day two of the
Bahamas Association
of Independent Sec-
ondary Schools
Sports’ Track and
Field Championships.

Despite not having
all of their top ath-
letes competing in
their speciality events,
the Big Red Machines
maintained their grip
on the lead as they
trek along for their
19th straight title
today as the three-day
meet comes to a close
at the Thomas A.
Robinson Track and
Field Stadium.

The Queen’s Col-
lege Comets continue
to stay in second place
with 461 and the St.
John’s Giants are in
third with 237.

SAC, coached by
William ‘Knuckle-
head’ Johnson, are
dominating all four -
bantam, junior, inter-
mediate and senior -
divisions combined.

The Big Red
Machines are also out
front in the bantam
girls, intermediate
girls, senior girls, ban-
tam boys, junior boys
and senior boys.

The Comets,
coached by Gary
Markham, are riding
high on the shoulders
of their junior girls
and intermediate boys
as they try to stop the
Big Red Machines
from sweeping all
eight divisions at the
end of the day.

Relay

Both teams are
counting on their
relay teams to get the
job done as the final
of both the 4 x 100
and 4 x 400 metre
relays will be contest-
ed today.

There will also be
the final of the 800
and a number of field
events.

It would appear that
right behind the big
two, there is a tight
race developing for
the third spot.

At present, the
Giants are holding
onto third with 237,
but the St. Anne’s
Bluewaves are not too
far behind with 225.
The Temple Christian
Academy Suns are
still in contention as
well with 192.

The Jordan Prince
William Falcons could
also mount a strong
attack today and move
up from sixth.

They have a total of
189.50 to their ledger
and should not be
counted out just
yet.

There are a total of
13 schools participat-
ing in the meet, which
is also serving as a
qualifier for the
Bahamas Association
of Athletic Associa-
tion’s Carifta team
that will be going
to the Turks &

Caicos Islands next
month.

Lockhart sprints —

@ TRACK AND FIELD
By BRENT STUBBS

Senior Sports Reporter

NASSAU Christian Academy’s
Shawn Lockhart will hold the title as the
fastest man in the Bahamas Association
of Independent Secondary Schools for
the next year.

Lockhart claimed the feat yesterday
as the BAISS’s annual Track and Field
Championships’ most glamorous event
took place at the Thomas A. Robinson
Track and Field Stadium.

Lockhart came from behind in the
pack and bolted down the straight in the
final 50 metres to power past the field
and win in a time of 10.89 seconds.

“The competition was very hard, but
as soon as I got out my drive, I knew
that I had it,” said the 16-year-old 11th
grader.

CW Saunders Cougars’ Brandon
Miller crossed the finish line in 10.94 for
second and Queen’s College comets’
Deron Carey was third in 10.98.

The senior girls’ race was intended to
be the marquee event with two Auburn
University bound sprinters hooking up.

But St. Augustine’s College Big Red
Machines’ Cache Armbrister didn’t run
in the heats on day one and that left
Prince William Falcons’ Sheniqua Fer-
guson to contend with twa other SACers.

Ferguson, 16, was no match for the
pair as they easily secured the win, get-
ting out of the blocks ahead of every-
body and she coasted home in 11.57 to
defend her title.

“To me it went great. This was just
my third race for the season, so I just
wanted to do my best through the phas-
es. It wasn’t any competition. But I
thanked all of the athletes for giving me
the competition.”

Tia Rolle of SAC was second in 11.86
and her team-mate, Krystal Bodie, who
is also heading to Auburn University,
was third in 11.89.

Another impressive performance came
from Temple Christian’s Warren Fraser,
who stormed from behind to take the
intermediate boys’ century in 10.74.
SAC’s Marcus Thompson got second in
10.88 and Queen’s College Aaron
Wilmore was third in 10.97.

“My start wasn’t too good. I didn’t
like the start, but I just tried to stay
focused,” said Fraser, who continued a
winning tradition by his older brothers.

Queen’s College’s Sparkyl Cash, 13,
was also quick out of the blocks and she
wasn’t challenged the rest of the way as
she took the intermediate girls’ 100 in
11.89.

SAC’s Valonee Robinson was second
in 12.15 and Cash’s team-mate Ashlee
Dorsett got third in 12.38.

“AMI I want to do is thank God. I went
out there and did my best,” Cash reflect-
ed. “I had Valonee on the side of me
and my friend, Ashlee, so I had to go
out and run to come out on top.”

Another Queen’s College sprinter
took the spotlight in the junior boys divi-
sion. Harold Carter knocked off War-
ren Fraser’s younger brother, Deveaugh,
to win the race in 11.51. Fraser was sec-
ond in 11.64 and his team-mate Trevor
Mackey got third in 11.67.

“The race was good. I got a good start,
but I got stiff in the middle. | had to run
at the end,” he pointed out. “We had
Deveaugh and Trevor, so | had to push
myself.”

In the junior girls division, Printassia
Johnson got the ball rolling for Queen’s
College as she sped to victory in a time of
12.10.

She was unchallenged as St. John’s
Lovette Bethel came in second in 13.08
and Kingsway Academy’s Randi Hilton
was third in 13.09.

“It was nice. From the beginning, I
executed as my coach told me to do,”
said 13-year-old Johnson.

SAC’s Kirkland Culmer took the ban-
tam boys’ 100 in 12.57 with CW Saun-
ders’ Leonard McPhee second in 12.89
and St. John’s Juwon Forbes third in
13.20;

“It was a little hard, but I just put God
first,” Culmer stated. “When I got out of
the blocks, I saw the guy out front, so I
just did my best to win.”

And SAC’s Aalyah Harris was a little
too much for the rest of the field to han-
dle. She breezed through the bantam
girls’ LOO in 13.21.

Her nearest rival was Shelby Carbin of
Qucen’s College, who ran 13.63 to nip












@ NASSAU Christian Academy's
Shawn Lockhart holds off CW Saun-
ders’ Brandon Miller to win the senior
boys 100 in 10.89.

(Photo: Felipé Major/Tribune staff)

her team-mate Willecai Hart (13.64).

“It was pretty easy because I raced
some of those people before,” she said.
“T was very satisfied.”

Harris, 12, also posted a double, pop-
ping a winning leap of 3.78 metres on
her final attempt.

“T felt good because | was always
jumping before the board and my mom-
my was getting mad at me,” she said.
“So Lhad to hit it.”

Another race that took some of the
spotlight came in the senior boys’ 1,500
metres.

Queen’s College Kenneth Wallace-
Whitfield waited until the last lap to pass
his training partner, Nicholas Swaby of
Temple Christian and then he passed
SAC’s Cerio Rolle to win the three and
a half lap race.

Wallace-Whitfield, 15, won the gru-
elling race in 4:30.78. Rolle did 4:36.03
and Swaby was clocked in 4:37.71.

“I decided to just run with the pack.
The wind was heavy, so [ had to fight it,”
Wallace- Whitfield said. “I decided to go
for it. Llooked back to see if | had to go
anymore because | still have my main
race, the 800, to focus on.”

@ QUEEN’S College’s Printassia
Johnson captures the junior girls’
100 in 12.10.

(Photo: Felipé Major/Tribune staff)

victory





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TRIBUNE SPORTS

_ SPORTS



Coach King

asks Windies —
howlers to tidy
up their act

»

Wilson wins high jump
but falls short of record

= CRICKET
TRELAWNY, Jamaica
Associated Press @ TRACK AND FIELD
WEST Indies coach Ben- By BRENT STUBBS
nett King has asked his Senior Sports Reporter

bowlers to tidy up their acts.

Bowlers conceding bound-
aries on the last ball of overs
and bowling wides that add
up to dozens of extra deliv-
eries in each match is
rankling King.

"We tend to concede
boundaries off the last ball
and waste all the good work
of previous deliveries," King
said as West Indies practiced
in Jamaica on Thursday to
iron out the glitches ahead of
the World Cup.

West Indies, winners of
the first two editions of the
World Cup in 1975 and '79,
plays a final warmup match
Friday against India and
then opens the tournament
proper against Pakistan at
Kingston, Jamaica, on
March 13.

King said his bowlers
needed to be more disci-
plined..

"We're sending down far
too many wides that add up
to three or four extra overs,
now that's extravagant for
any side," King said. "We're
going into one-day cricket's
biggest event, it's going to be
a tough competition."

In the 21-run win over
Kenya in a warmup match
on Monday, the West Indies
bowlers conceded 15 wides
and three no-balls among 27
sundries.

Not good enough, King
said.

To be a genuine con-
tender, King said the West
Indies had to be on top of
the game with bat and ball.
And they're facing a difficult
challenge — no host nation
has ever won the World
Cup.

The Caribbean squad has
recently re-emerged as a side
to compete for the big tro-
phies. Its victory in the bien-
nial Champions Trophy —
the second biggest limited-
overs event after the World
Cup — in 2004 revived mem-
ories of the all-conquering
teams of the 70s and 80s. But
it failed to build on the suc-
cess in the subsequent sea-
sons until it reached the final
of last year's Champions
Trophy in India, where it
lost World Cup holder Aus-
tralia.

Brian Lara's lineup was
the only one in the three-
week competition to pull off
an upset against Australia
when it won their prelimi-
nary league head-to-head.

While Bennett has a solid
batting lineup to marshall,
he is concerned that Lara
has not spent much time bat-
ting in match conditions late-
ly.
"Brian needs some more
time in the middle leading
up to the World Cup," said
King. He's hoping to get that
in the warmup against India,
"At the moment, Brian's
jumping out of his seat to
play."

Lara, who owns the record
for the highest scores in test
and first-class cricket, did
not bat earlier in the week
against Kenya, allowing oth-
ers time at the crease after
Marlon Samuels (100) and
Chris Gayle (75) set the
home team on course for 268
for six.

The 37-year-old Lara has
not batted in a match since a
Jan. 31 loss to India, where
he had stands of 31, 83 and 3
in a 3-1 series loss.

He scored the last of his 19
one-day internationals
against Pakistan at Adelaide,
Australia in January 2005.

India goes into Friday's
match following a 182-run
win in a warmup match
against Netherlands with
Sachin Tendulkar scoring a
half century to complement
his man-of-the-series
achievement against the
West Indies earlier in the
year.

CARIFTA gold medalist Jamal Wil-
son watched and waited patiently until
the entire field of competitors were
eliminated in the Bahamas Associa-
tion of Independent Secondary
Schools’ senior boys high jump before
he mounted his attack.

When he did, Wilson came in at 6-
foot-8, cleared it on his first attempt
and instead of having the bar moved to
6-10, his coach Ronald Cartwright
instructed him to take it all the way
to 7-1, which is his current meet record.

With the crowd eagerly watching
him perform at the Thomas A. Robin-
son Track and Field Stadium at the
same time as the 100 finals were being
ran, the Temple Christian Suns’ 12th
grader made his approach.

However, the tall 18-year-old was
unsuccessful, knocking the bar down
all three times.

“T expected it to be more intense,
but it wasn’t so I just went out there
and did my best,” said Wilson, who is
preparing to defend his title at the
Carifta Games in the Turks and Caicos
Islands next month.

“It wasn’t my best, but I just wanted
to do it to get the points for my team.”

Ai the time the competition was
going on, Wilson had to deal with a
strong head wind and he admitted that
it affected his timing. He also noted
that his hip touched the bar a couple
times as he descended in the bed.

Under bettef circumstances, Wilson
said he’s confident that he can soar as
high as 7-4.

“T’m disappointed in my perfor-
mance, but I won't let it get to my
head. There’s still a lot more days out
there when I can make it up,” he insist-
ed.

Wilson may have even been more
disappointed in the rest of the field
because the last two competitors - St.



B JAMAL WILSON in action during yesterday’s high jump event.

Anne’s Bluewaves’ Marquis Wallace
and Wilson’s team-mate Jvente
Deveaux al] made their exit at 5-8.
While Wilson felt short of tying or
breaking his record, strongwoman
Gabrielle Nixon of St. John’s College
erased a five year old record of 11.80
that was set by St. Augustine's Col-

lege Aymara Albury with a heave of

12.28 to win the senior girls’ shot put.
Willie Moss of Queen’s College was
second with 9.85 and Sharona Brom-

field of Aquinas took third with 9.17.

Two other records fell on the field
yesterday,

In the intermediate girls’ triple jump.
Lindsay Parker’s mark of 9.51 set last
year was surpassed by the top three
compeutors.

St. John’s Brittany Minnis now holds
the record with a leap of 10.02. SAC’s
Ashlee Snuth (9.81) and Synesiha Boo-
tle (9.78) also went over the old mark.

And two versatile SACers battled

UEFA Cup holders



(Photo: Felipé Major/Tribune staff)

it out in the senior boys javelin and
that led to both of them throwing well
beyond the previous mark of 50.59
that was set by Jarard Nixon.

In the end, it was softball pitcher
Daniel Cash, who was left standing
with new mark as he threw a hefty

53.96. Jevaughn Saunders, a softball,

basketball and volleyball player and
swimmer, came in second with 51.28.

Aquinas College’s Adrian Smith fin-
ished third with 43.58.

held in first leg

@ SOCCER
LONDON
Associated Press

ENZO MARESCA'S penal-
ty two minutes from the end
salvaged a 2-2 draw for defend-
ing UEFA Cup champion
Sevilla against Shakhtar Donet-
sk in a game with three suc-
cessful spot kicks on Thursday.

Top of the Spanish league,
Sevilla seemed to be moving
confidently towards a place in
the last eight when Jose Luis
Marti scored with an eighth-
minute penalty at Stadio
Pizjuan. But the Ukraine team
hit back with Tomas Hub-
schman's 19th-minute equalizer
and a 60th-minute penalty by
Brazilian midfielder Matuza-
lem.

Advantage

Maresca, who started his pro
career with West Bromwich
Albion in England and then
moved to Italian soccer pow-
erhouse Juventus, made it 2-2
from the spot two minutes from
the end after he had been
fouled by Olexiy Gay. But
Shakhtar has the slight advan-
tage of two away goals when
the two teams meet again in
Donetsk next Thursday.

On a poor night for the four
Spanish clubs trying to reach
the last eight, Osasuna conced-
ed an injury time-equalizer to
finish 1-1 at Glasgow Rangers,
and Celta Vigo lost 1-0 at home
to Werder Bremen.

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man having a goal disallowed
for offside 10 minutes from the
end.

Hugo Almeida scored for
Bremen with six minutes
remaining, leaving Celta Vigo
to deal with a home defeat and
tough road to reach the last
eight.

Osasuna led at [brox Park
through Raul Garcia after 16
minutes but Rangers hit back
through French midfielder
Brahim Hemdani in injury
time.

Newcastle beat Louis van
Gaal's AZ Alkmaar 4-2 ina
thrilling end-to-end game in
which five goals were scored in
the first half with Obafemi
Martins scoring twice.

An own goal by Gretar
Steinsson and two goals in a
minute by Kieron Dyer and
Martins gave the Magpies a 3-0
lead inside the first 23 minutes.
Shota Arveladze hit back with a
powerful diving header for the
Dutch club in the 31st but
Martins made it 4-1 in the
37th.

Danny Koevermans scored a
second for AZ in the 72nd from
the rebound after Moussa
Dembele's poorly taken free
kick was blocked by goalkeep-
er Shay Given. AZ only has to
win next week's second leg 2-0
to advance to the quarterfinals.

Paris Saint-Germain rallied
from a goal down to edge Ben-
fica 2-1.

After Simao Sabrosa gave
the visitor a ninth-minute lead,
Portugal international striker
Pauleta equalized in the 36th
minute and then began the
move that led to Alain Frau
scoring the second in the 41st.

Lens edged Bayer Lev-
erkusen 2-1.

Olivier Monterrubio gave
Lens the lead in the 17th with a
lob over goalkeeper Rene
Adler, and was fouled which
led to Daniel Cousin sealing
the win with a penalty in the
70th. Karim Haggui, who
fouled Monterrubio and was
sent off, scored for the visitor in
the Sist.

Thursday's other game
between Braga and Tottenham
kicked off late.



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8, 2007. Werder Bremen won the match with 1-0.

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COMMENTARY

Mavs’ marks
are hollow
without title

BY JAIME ARON
Associated Press

ALLAS — Jason Terry likes
D being king of the mountain,

numero uno, the guy everyone
else is trying to catch. He’s talking, of
course, about being the best pool
player on the Dallas Mavericks, and
that gaudy championship belt hanging
inhis locker. -

What, you thought he meant some-
thing else?

Such as the Mavericks, with a 51-9
record, a 16-game winning streak and
a 23-game home winning streak, roll-
ing toward one of the best records in
NBA history?

Sorry. Those things don’t matter
much — not now, at least — to a club
still smarting from a flameout in last
year’s NBA Finals.

“It’s easy for us to tune it out, just
knowing we haven’t accomplished

anything,” Terry said.
FINALS LOSS STINGS

Since watching Miami celebrate a
title on their own court, the Maver-
icks have thought solely about getting
back and finishing the job. Every prac-
tice, film session, shootaround and
even games are viewed through the
prism of what will work best in the
playoffs.

Coach Avery Johnson began push-
ing that mindset last season. It settled
in nicely as Dallas tied a franchise
record with 60 victories, then went to
the NBA Finals for the first time.

But after going up 2-0, the Maver-
icks blew a big, late lead in Game 3
and never recovered. The Heat won
four consecutive games, leaving Dal-
las with its longest losing streak since
Johnson took over in March 2005.

The Mavericks stewed over it all
summer, then came back and opened
this season with four more losses ina
row. They’ve lost only five of their 56
games since, a remarkable .911 win-
ning percentage.

And they’re nowhere near satis-
fied.

“We're still a long way away from
where we want to be in the playoffs.
We have a lot of stuff we can get bet-
ter at,” said Dirk Nowitzki, who
finally might topple his buddy Steve
Nash for the MVP award if Dallas
keeps up its winning ways.

With 22 games left, the Mavericks
would have to win them all to break

. the record of 72 victories set by the
1995-96 Chicago Bulls. They’d have to
win all but one to match the mark.

Amore realistic goal might be 19-3,
which would give them 70 victories,
second most in league history. Yet
this team doesn’t set those kind of
goals.

“We're a hungry basketball team
because we don’t have what we’ve
been looking for,” Johnson said.

CAN’T. SAVOR ANYTHING

Treating the regular season like
one long preseason is understandable
for a club that’s already notched its
seventh consecutive 50-win season.

But it’s kind of a shame, too.

The Mavs are failing to savor what
they’ve already accomplished, from
being the sixth-fastest team with 50
victories to having the fourth-best

record after 60 games to going 10-0 in
February, marking the first perfect
month in franchise history and the
first in the league since the 1996 San
Antonio Spurs, a club that featured a
left-handed point guard named Avery
Johnson.

Johnson used a four-day layoff this
week to work toward staying healthy
and getting better. Practices were
geared toward specific things he
wanted to work on, but there also was
enough down time for players to rest
up for the stretch drive.

They may not have this many days
off again until after the playoffs.

The Mavericks return with three
games in four nights, all against teams
that have beaten them this season: the
Lakers in Los Angeles on Sunday
night, Golden State in Oakland on
Monday night, then home for the Suns
on Wednesday night.

Soon after, they play nine of ll on
the road, starting with six in a row.

“You don’t go through what we
went through in the finals without
getting kind of an edge about your-
self,” Terry said. “Look back at the
[Bad Boys-era] Pistons’ struggles
before they finally won it, the Bulls
before they took their step. There was
something about them that when they
came back the next year that just said,
‘We're not going to be denied.”



fh | FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2007

BY JOHN WAWROW
Associated Press

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Wil-
lis McGahee likes to refer to him-
self as the NFL’s best running back.
Let’s see how he does replacing
Jamal Lewis in Baltimore.

The Ravens acquired McGahee
in a trade with the Buffalo Bills on
Thursday, a day after Lewis signed
with Cleveland. In exchange, the
Bills received third- and seventh-
round picks this year and a third-
rounder next year.

“This is a runner who can make
people miss and has the explosion
and speed to take it the distance,”
Ravens general manager Ozzie
Newsome said. “He also has the
power and size to run inside. He’s a
viable receiver out of the backfield
and is a good pass blocker, not
something every back can do.”

SHOCK THE WORLD: California’s Ayinde Ubaka hams it up after nailing a 3-pointer in the
Golden Bears’ 76-69 upset of UCLA in overtime. Ubaka had a career-high 29 points.

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ON THE MOVE: Willis McGahee
will run with the Ravens now.

McGahee was to travel to Balti-
more to meet with team officials
later in the day. The Ravens
expected him to take a physical
either late Thursday or today.

It’s anticipated the Ravens will
attempt to negotiate a contract
extension with McGahee, who is
entering the final year of a five-
year deal. Buffalo’s first-round pick

_ in the 2003 draft, McGahee had

been seeking an extension with the
Bills this offseason.

Bills coach Dick Jauron side-
stepped questions why the team
decided to trade McGahee, espe-
cially considering Buffalo does not
have an immediate replacement
for him on its roster.

Jauron simply said the deal was
too good to pass up and that it ben-
efited both teams. Asked if McGa-
hee had requested a trade, Jauron
replied: “That’s a good question for
you to ask him.” McGahee wasn’t
available for comment.

Despite his claims of being the
NFL’s best, McGahee has yet to



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emerge as an elite running back in
his three years as the Bills starter.
And he hasn’t come close to
approaching the numbers Lewis
produced during his first three sea-
sons in Baltimore, not including
2001, which he missed because of a
knee injury.

Lewis three times had 1,300
yards rushing, including 2003,
when he finished with 2,066, sec-
ond-most in league history.

McGahee, who missed his
rookie year recuperating from a
knee injury, enjoyed his most pro-
ductive season in 2004, when he
had 1,128 yards rushing and 13
touchdowns. His worst season was
last year when he managed 990
yards rushing, but led the team
with six rushing touchdowns in 14
starts.

e PRO FOOTBALL

Bruins bounced
in quarterfinals
as Bears own OT

BY BETH HARRIS
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Ayinde Ubaka scored

eight of his career-high 29 points in overtime
and California stunned fourth-ranked UCLA
76-69 in the Pac-10 tournament quarterfinals on
Thursday night.

UCLA’s second consecutive loss dealt a seri-
ous blow to its hopes of being a No. 1 seed in
next week’s NCAA Tournament.

The five-minute overtime turned into a blow-
out, with Cal outscoring the Bruins 15-8. The
game was a rematch of last year’s Pac-10 title
game, won by UCLA on its way to a runner-up
finish in the national championship game.

Ryan Anderson added 18 points for the
eighth-seeded Golden Bears (16-16), who blew a
16-point, first-half lead. They will play fourth-
seeded Oregon today in the semifinals.

Darren Collison had 20 points, Josh Shipp
scored 19 and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute added
13 for the top-seeded Bruins (26-5), who lost
their regular-season finale at Washington.

UCLA’s Arron Afflalo, the Pac-10’s Player of
the Year, had his worst offensive performance
of the season with three points, ending a. streak
of 29 games in double figures.

Ubaka tied the game at 59 ona 3-pointer after
a wild scramble with 54 seconds left in regula-
tion. Collison drove the lane and scored to put
the Bruins in front until Ubaka’s floater with 15
seconds left forced overtime. Collison couldn’t
answer again when his 3-pointer missed in the
closing seconds.

Afflalo scored his only field goal of the game
to open overtime, but he never connected again,
The Bruins watched as shots hit the rim and the
Bears’ offensive momentum continued
unabated.

Omar Wilkes, the son of former UCLA star
Jamaal Wilkes, scored on a one-handed scoop to
tie the game at 63. Ubaka hit a jumper that gave
Cal the lead for good. Eric Vierneisel made four
consecutive free throws as the Bears pulled
away.

e COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Kresge rides two eagles to the early lead

BY DOUG FERGUSON
Associated Press

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Cliff

Kresge holed two eagles in a 6-un-
der 65 for a two-shot lead in the
PODS Championship on Thursday,
the first time he has ever led after
any round in 114 starts on the PGA
Tour.

Among those at 67 was Arron
Oberholser, who believes he has a
grip on his back problems with an
innovative workout routine.

“For ll holes, it was a dream
round,” Kresge said. “And then I
kind of got in my way a little bit at
the end. Still, 6 under is darn
good.”

He was so flawless with his
irons that the longest putt he made

was from 10 feet for eagle on No. 1],
and while Kresge knew he was
playing well, the scoreboard
offered even greater proof. At one
point, he was five shots clear of the
field,

“That was kind of funny,”
Kresge said. “It’s not a course
that’s going to give up 8 under after
Il. Everything was just happening.”

Most players were curious
about the Copperhead course at
Innisbrook, one of the best on tour
in Florida. This tournament had
been held in the autumn since it
began in 2000, a time when the
fairways are crispy and quick, and
the Bermuda grass is tricky.

With rye grass keeping the
course green and lush, it didn’t



scoring average was 72.3.

“It played a lot longer than it has
ever played,” Jesper Parnevik said
after a 68. “We hit shots into the
green that you would never dream
about hitting in the autumn.”

The greens added to the adven-
ture, firm and fast, with a tinge of
brown from being mowed so tight.

“The greens react like they’re
dead,” said Tim Herron, who
chipped in for birdie on his last

CHRIS O'MEARA/AP_ Hole for a 73. “When you get real
HE’S IN COMMAND: Cliff Kresge
smacks his tee shot at No. 18
during his opening-round 65.

close to the greens, they’re actually
brown. It was tough.”

Kresge had a simple solution for
that — not leaving himself much

allow anyone to run away, even distance between the ball and the

though Kresge tried. Only 27 play-
ers managed to break par, and the

cup.
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4E | FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2007

From Miami Herald Wire Services

Enzo Maresca’s penalty
two minutes from the end sal-
vaged a 2-2 draw for defending
UEFA Cup champion Sevilla
against Shakhtar Donetsk in a
game with three successful
spot kicks on Thursday.

On top of the Spanish
league, Sevilla seemed to be
moving confidently towards a
place in the last eight when
Jose Luis Marti scored with
an eighth-minute penalty at
Stadio Pizjuan. But the
Ukraine team hit back with
Tomas Hubschman’s 19th-
minute equalizer and a 60th-
minute penalty by Brazilian
midfielder Matuzalem.

Maresca, who started his

pro career with West Brom- -

wich Albion in England and
then moved to Italian soccer
powerhouse Juventus, made it
2-2 from the spot two minutes
from the end after he had been
fouled by Olexiy Gay. But
Shakhtar has the slight advan-
tage of two away goals when
the two teams meet again in
Donetsk next Thursday.

On a poor night for the four
Spanish clubs trying to reach
the last eight, Osasuna con-
ceded an injury-time equalizer
to finish 1-1 at Glasgow Rang-
ers, and Celta Vigo lost 1-0 at
home to Werder Bremen.

Espanyol earned a 0-0 draw
at Maccabi Haifa, the home
side’s substitute Shlomi
Arbaitman having a goal dis-
allowed for being offside 10
minutes from the end.

Hugo Almeida scored for
Bremen with six minutes
remaining, leaving Celta Vigo
to deal with a home defeat and
a tough road to reach the last
eight.

Osasuna led at Ibrox Park
through Raul Garcia after 16

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YES, ’M THE MAN: Tornas
Hubschman of Shakhtar
Donetsk celebrates after
his goal against Sevilla.

minutes but Rangers hit back
through French midfielder
Brahim Hemdani in injury
time.

Newcastle beat Louis van
Gaal’s AZ Alkmaar 4-2 in a
thrilling, end-to-end game in
which five goals were scored
in the first half, with Obafemi
Martins scoring twice.

An own goal by Gretar
Steinsson and two goals ina
minute by Kieron Dyer and
Martins gave the Magpies a
3-0 lead inside the first 23 min-
utes. Shota Arveladze hit
back with a powerful diving
header for the Dutch club in
the 3lst, but Martins made it
4-1 in the 37th.

Danny Koevermans
scored a second for AZ in the
72nd from the rebound after

+f Dolphins sign
Feely; Falcons
get WR Horn

From Miami Herald Wire Services

The Miami Dolphins signed
kicker Jay Feely to a three-
year contract on Thursday,
meaning that longtime Dol-
phins kicker Olindo Mare
could be released or traded.

Feely, 29, signed as an unre-
stricted free agent after two
seasons with the New York
Giants.

In six seasons in the NFL,
the first four with Atlanta,
Feely has converted 156-of-196
field-goal attempts. Feely has
hit about 84 percent of his
attempted field goals for the
Giants in the past two years.

Feely said a meeting with
new Dolphins coach Cam
Cameron helped persuade
him to sign with Miami. '

“He has a way of infusing
his excitement with what he
wants to do with this organiza-
tion,” Feely said of Cameron,
adding that he didn’t think the
Giants made enough of an
effort to resign him.

“I don’t take it personally,”
he said. “I understand that part
of football. You just move on.”

Mare has been the Dol-
phins’ kicker since 1997, con-
verting 26-of-36 field goals last:
season. Five of those misses
were from 50 yards or more.
He also led the NFL with 24
touchbacks, compared to 12
for Feeley.

A South Florida native,
Mare is the Dolphins’ all-time
leader in field goals made with
245.

Also on Thursday, the Dol-
phins signed free-agent wide
receiver Kelly Campbell, re-
signed defensive tackle Keith
Traylor to a two-year contract
and inked free-agent safety
Cameron Worrell to a two-
year deal.

e Elsewhere: The Atlanta
Falcons signed veteran free-
agent wide receiver Joe Horn
to a four-year, $19 milliion
contract. Horn is expected to

play a lead role in new coach
Bobby Petrino’s efforts to
balance the offense. Horn, 35, a
four-time Pro Bowl player
with New Orleans, missed
nine games the past two sea-
sons with groin and hamstring
injuries, including six games
last season. Negotiations with
the Falcons gained momentum
after Horn passed a physical
exam administered by the
team. ... Tight end Randy

. McMichael, who has averaged

65 catches the past three sea-
sons with Miami, agreed to a
three-year contract with the
St. Louis Rams. ... Wide
receiver and kick returner
Bethel Johnson reached
agreement on a one-year con-
tract with the Philadelphia
Eagles. ... Free safety Terr-
ence Holt signed a five-year
contract with the Arizona Car-
dinals. ... Tight end Reggie
Kelly signed a three-year con-
tract with the Cincinnati Ben-
gals. Also, Bengals cornerback.
Johnathan Joseph was
allowed to enter a diversion
program for possession of
marijuana. The misdemeanor
charge will be dismissed if he
completes the program. ...
The Washington Redskins
added depth to their offensive
line by signing free agent Ross
Tucker, who returns six years
after making the team as an
undrafted rookie... . Fullback
Darian Barnes, who started
six games last season with
Miami, has signed with the
New York Jets... . The Minne-
sota Vikings have re-signed
safety Tank Williams to a
one-year contract after he
missed the entire 2006 season
following a knee injury. ...
Punter Andy Lee will stay
with the San Francisco 49ers,
who matched the Pittsburgh
Steelers contract offer to the
restricted free agent .. The
Houston [Lexaus re-signed
punter Chad Stanley.

Moussa Dembele’s poorly
taken free kick was blocked by
goalkeeper Shay Given. AZ
only has to win next week’s
second leg 2-0 to advance to
the quarterfinals.

Paris Saint-Germain rallied
from a goal down to edge Ben-
fica 2-1.

After Simao Sabrosa gave
the visitors a ninth-minute
lead, Portugal international
striker Pauleta equalized in
the 36th minute and then
began the move that led to
Alain Frau scoring the second
in the 41st.

Lens edged Bayer Leverku-
sen 2-l.

Olivier Monterrubio gave
Lens the lead in the 17th with a
lob over goalkeeper Rene
Adler, and then was fouled,
which led to Daniel Cousin
sealing the victory with a pen-
alty in the 70th. Karim Hag-
gui, who fouled Monterrubio
and was sent off, scored for
the visitor in the Slst.

Thursday’s other game
between Braga and Tottenham
kicked off late.

ELSEWHERE

e Royal League: Fredrik
Berglund scored twice in 10
minutes and FC Copenhagen
beat Helsingborg 3-1 to reach
its third consecutive Royal
League final.

Copenhagen will play
Brondby in the all-Danish final
next Thursday. Brondby
edged OB Odense of Denmark
2-1 in the other semifinal.
Swedish midfielder Martin
Ericsson scored the game-
winner 14 minutes into extra
time.

Berglund scored in the fifth
and 15th minutes for Copenha-
gen, and Ailton Almeida
claimed the third goal for the

ETC.

e College football: Ten-
nessee starting quarterback
Erik Ainge has injured his

knee and will miss the rest of

spring practice, coach Phillip
Fulmer said. Ainge has a par-
tially torn meniscus and will
have surgery next week. ...
Kentucky star linebacker
Micah Johnson is among
three Wildcat players who
have been suspended indefi-
nitely for academic reasons,
the school announced. John-
son’s brother, starting offen-

sive guard Christian John-.

son, and starting offensive
tackle Garry Williams were
also suspended, coach Rich
Brooks said in a news release.

e Golf: Australia’s Marcus
Fraser and China’s Liang
Wenchong shot opening
rounds of 8-under 64 to share
a one-stroke lead at the Singa-
pore Masters.

Both players made eight
birdies in blemish-free rounds

on the Laguna National Golf

and Country Club’s par-72,
7,099-yard Classic course. The
$1.1 million event is co-sanc-
tioned by the Asian and Euro-
pean tours.

e Tennis: Former top-10
player Brenda Schultz-Mc-
Carthy was eliminated by
American wild card Bethanie
Mattek 6-1, 6-1 in the Pacific

two-time defending champion.
Andreas Jakobsson
pulled one back for Helsing-
borg in the 19th minute.
Helsingborg was missing
former Sweden striker Henrik

Larsson, who is on loan to,

Manchester United.

The Royal League involv-
ing the constitutional monar-
chies of Sweden, Denmark and
Norway started in 2004.

e Spain: Valencia mid-
fielder Ruben Baraja may be
sidelined for the rest of the
season with a right thigh mus-
cle injury.

Baraja tore muscle fibers
during the first half of Tues-
day’s Champions League game
against Inter Milan, which
Valencia drew 0-0 to reach the
quarterfinals on away goals.
The club announced the
results of a medical test
Thursday

e England: Mikael Sil-
vestre is expected to be out
for several weeks after dislo-
cating his right shoulder in
Manchester United’s Champi-
ons League victory over Lille.

The leftback was injured
late in Wednesday’s game
when he fell to the turf after
colliding with a Lille player
while they were jumping for
the ball.

e South Africa: Kjetil
Siem has been appointed
chief executive of the South
African Premier League. The
46-year-old Norwegian will
take over in August, his Oslo
employers said Thursday.

Siem, a former sports jour-
nalist and writer, was director
of Oslo club Valerenga before
becoming director for media
and business developer for
Norsk Toppfotball, which rep-
resents Norway’s top league
and other teams, a year ago.

BILL FiaSeniie
RUNNING TO ATLANTA: The Falcons and four-time Pro Bowl

player Joe Horn, right, agreed to a contract Thursday,
keeping the longtime Saints standout in the NFC South.

Life Open first round in Indian
Wells, Calif. McCarthy, 36,
who clocked the WTA Tour’s
fastest serve last year, lost five
of her seven service games
and committed nine double
faults.

Anastassia Rodionova,
promoted to the main draw
when fellow Russian and 2006
runner-up Elena Demen-
tieva withdrew injured, won
her opener against Emma
Laine of Finland 6-1, 6-4.

Other first-round winners

included Gisela Dulko of
Argentina, Yuan Meng of

China, Tsvetana Pironkova
of Bulgaria, and Vasilisa Bar-
dina of Russia.

e Iditarod: Lance
Mackey was the first musher

to reach the halfway point of

the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog
Race in Takotna, Alaska.

Mackey was _ halfway
through the 1,100-mile race
with hopes of being first into
Nome, just like his father in
1978 and brother, Rick, in 1983.

Mackey, 36, won $3,000 in
gold nuggets for reaching the
creekside ghost town six min-
utes ahead of Paul Gebhardt,
50, who finished third in last
year’s Iditarod.

Close behind are 2004 win-
ner Mitch Seavey and Ed
Iten, who finished second in
2005.

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NIGHT AT THE CINEMA
Jason Taylor, joined by his wife, Katina, and actor

Kevin Phillips, left, played host to teenage athletes for
a special advance screening of ‘Pride’ on Thursday.

A special screening

Miami defensive end Jason Taylor played host to swim
teams from across Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach
counties Thursday night at the Regal Oakwood 12 in Holly-

wood, Fla.

Taylor invited the teenage athletes to a special advance
screening of Pride — an inspirational story of how Jim Ellis
founded Philadelphia’s first African-American swim team in

Philadelphia in 1973.

“They get to save a little money and not pay for a ticket to
see a good film,” said Taylor, who played host to about 135
students. “It’s a chance for them to see it before everybody
else and learn a message from a true film and inspirational

story.”

Pride was the sixth movie the Jason Taylor Foundation
treated local high school athletes to since October 2004’s
debut event featuring Friday Night Lights.

“There are a lot of things like We Are Marshall and Invinci-
ble and [Pride] that are based on based on true stories,” Tay-
lor said. “You see people overcoming adversity, people that

‘are butting against sometimes great odds, whether it be racial

barriers or poor people trying to get an advantage 'i ‘in life ‘and

get ahead and get an opportunity.”

Chairman Shula
Don Shulahas another

gig on the winner’s podium. |

On the heels of his Super

Bowl] XLI trophy presenta-

tion, the Hall of Famer has

agreed to perform the duties

at the World Golf Champi-

onships event at Doral.

Shula was named Thurs-
day as honorary chairman of |
the WGC-CA Champion-
ship, March 22-25 on Doral’s
Blue Monster.

‘Tm a longtime golfer
and a fan of the game,”
Shula said in a statement.
“It’s going to be a great
week, andI’mthrilledtobe |
part of it.”

“Tt makes a lot of sense,”
Championship director
Eddie Carbone said.

“He’s a guy that’s been a
huge part of the South Flor-
ida community, and he’s
done a lot of things here for
charity.”

Shula willholdthe hon-
orary role this year and next. |
“Then we'll see how it
goes,” Carbone said.

“Hopefully, it’ll [con-
tinue] for a while, from our
standpoint.”
— JEFF SHAIN |

‘It’s personnel. Some things we do
out of necessity. A drowning man

will grab a razor blade.’

- BERNIE BICKERSTAFF, Charlotte Bobcats
coach, after Wednesday night's 115-106
overtime loss to the Phoenix Suns, on why his
team played zone defense against the best
long-range shooting team in the NBA.

— BOBEMANUEL JR.

Wedding bells

Chicago Bears linebacker
Darreil McClover, resting
up from a 29-17 Super Bowl
loss to the Indianapolis
Colts, will marry Xoriunst-
ance Brown on March 17.

The wedding will be at
Merrell United Methodist
Church in Lauderdale Lakes,
Fla. The couple wants a tra-
ditional wedding with a
large ceremony. So, last
week, Pastor Harry R. Hos-
ton issued an invitation to
the congregation, per the
bride’s request.

“IT want people to come,”
said Brown, 23, of North
Lauderdale, Fla. “It’s a cele-
bration of our love
together.”

McClover, 25, a Miami
grad, and Brown met on the
track team at Coconut Creek
High School (Fla.) and have
dated for eight years. Was
the bride-to-be disappointed
about the outcome of the
Super Bowl? Not a chance.

“Of course, I wanted
them to win, but we were so
excited that the Bears got
in,” Brown said. “It was just
an amazing experience.”

— PATRICIA ANDREWS



FLASHBACK

On this day in history:

1948 — NHL president Clarence Campbell expels Billy
Taylor of the New York Rangers and Don Gallagher of the
Boston Bruins because of gambling associations.

1958 — George Yardley of the Detroit Pistons becomes
the first NBA player to score 2,000 points in a season.

1977 — In college basketball, Anthony Roberts of Oral
Roberts sets an NIT record with 65 points in a 90-89 loss to

Oregon in the first round.

1984 — In boxing, Tim Witherspoon captures the
vacant WBC heavyweight title with a 12-round majority deci-

sion over Greg Page.

1986 — In hockey, Buffalo’s Gil Perrault scores his 500th
goal in a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils.

1994 — In hockey, Detroit’s Dino Cicarelli scores his
1,000th career point with a goal in a 5-1 victory over Calgary.

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From Miami Herald Wire Services

NEW YORK — Terrence
Williams scored 21 points and
Earl Clark added 17 as No. 12
Louisville beat West Virginia
82-71 on Thursday night in
double overtime in the quar-
terfinals of the Big East Con-
ference tournament.

David Padgett added 16
points as the Cardinals (23-8)
blew a 17-point lead in the sec-
ond half before outlasting the
upset-minded Mountaineers.
Louisville won its season-high
seventh in a row and Uth in
the past 13 games.

Edgar Sosa drove the length
of the court through most of
the West Virginia team and
made a left-handed layup at
the buzzer to force overtime
for the Cardinals.

Frank Young had 19 points
and Da’Sean Butler added 17
for the Mountaineers (22-9),
who used an 18-0 run in the
second half to take their first
lead of the game.

Louisville, losers of nine in
a row at Madison Square Gar-
den since beating Iona on Jan.
5, 1984, scored the first nine
points of the second overtime
to take a 75-66 lead on Clark’s
3-pointer with 1:24 to go.

Jamie Smalligan, who fin-
ished with 13 points, hit two
free throws for the Mountain-
eers’ first points of the period.

However, Louisville then
went 7-for-8 from the line to
seal the victory. Williams and
Clark scored five points apiece
in the second OT. é

Louisville will face the win-
ner of late Thursday’s quarter-
final between third-seeded
Pittsburgh and sixth-seeded
Marquette.

ELSEWHERE

e No. 20 Notre Dame
89, Syracuse 83: Russell
Carter scored 24 points to help
Notre Dame beat Syracuse in
the quarterfinals of the Big
East tournament, ending the
Orange’s run for a third con-
secutive championship.

Syracuse (22-10) had won
the past two Big East champi-
onships and eight consecutive

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WE MADE IT THROUGH: Louisville forward Terrence Williams
celebrates as the Cardinals survive in double overtime
against West Virginia in the Big East quarterfinals on
Thursday night. Williams led Louisville with 21 points.

tournament games — one
short of Connecticut’s record
of nine set from 1998-2000.

Notre Dame (24-6), which
finished fourth in the confer-
ence and received a first-
round bye, won its sixth con-
secutive game. The Irish won
23 games in the regular season,
their most since the 1985-86
season.

Notre Dame will play top-
seeded Georgetown in the
semifinals tonight.

e No. 9 Georgetown 62,
Villanova 57: Roy Hibbert
scored eight of his 14 points in

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Georgetown’s opening 26-2
run, and the Hoyas held on for
the victory over ninth-seeded
Villanova.

A rested Georgetown
(24-6), the tournament’s top
seed, came out shooting, and a
weary-looking Villanova
couldn’t find the basket early.
The Wildcats made a gammeot
it in the closing minutds,. but
the huge first-half deficttwas
too much to overcome.

DaJuan Summers got things
started with a 3-pointer 2:22 in
and the Hoyas kept going from
there. Georgetown was up

From Miami Herald Wire Services

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Petr Prucha’s

14-0 before Curtis Sumpter
finally got Villanova (22-10) on
the scoreboard with a jumper
7:20 into the game.

ACC

e Florida State 67,
Clemson 66: Al Thornton’s
free throw with 1.5 seconds
remaining capped a 25-point,
ll-rebound performance and
gave Florida State the victory
over Clemson in the opening
game of the Atlantic Coast
Conference tourbament in
Tampa, Fla.

Thornton, the ACC’s lead-
ing scorer and runner-up fut
conference player of the year
carried the ninth-seeded Semi-
noles (20-LL) down the stretch.
His block at one end of the
tloor denied Clemson (21-10)
what looked like a sure basket,
and he then drove the baseline
on the other end for a dunk
that tied the game for the last
time.

Florida State advanced to
today’s quarterfinals against
top-seeded North Carolina.
The Seminoles also bolstered
their case for a berth in the
NCAA Tournament.

e Miami 67, No. 17 Mary-
land 62: Jack McClinton
scored 17 points, Brian Asbury
added 12 and undermanned
Miami upset Maryland in the
opening round.

The 12th-seeded Hurri-
canes (12-19) nearly squan-
dered a 15-point lead in the
second half, but McClinton
and Asbury combined to make
tive consecutive free throws in
the final 34 seconds to snap
the Terrapins’ seven-game
winning streak.

Maryland (24-7), the tour-
nament’s fifth seed, trailed
44-29 early in the second half
and chipped away at the defi-
cit with a tenacious full-court
press that forced Miami into
several turnovers.

Miami will face fourth-
seeded Boston College in
today’s quarterfinals.

e North Carolina State
85, No. 21 Duke 80 (OT):
Duke’s reign as kingpins of the
Atlantic Coast Conference

tournament is over.

Freshman Brandon Costner
scored a career high 30 points
and Engin Atsur scored al] 2]
of his points after halftime,
helping 10th-seeded North
Carolina State defeat the
defending tourney champions.

Duke (22-10) had won
seven of the previous eight
ACC tournament titles
including the past two, but
entered the league’s signature
event this year as the seventh
seed, the Blue Devils’ lowest
since 1995,

North Carolina State 06-14)
avenged a 23-point regular
season loss to Duke and beat
its vbearby rival fo. just the
third time ui the past 23 ineet
ings. The Wolfpack advaticed
to today’s quarterfinals agains!
No. 2 seed Virginia

SEC

e Kentucky 79, Alabama
67: Ramel Bradley and Ran
dolph Morris scored 17 points
apiece to lead five players in
double figures, and Kentucky
romped to another victory in
Atlanta, overcoming a slow
start to beat Alabama in the
opening round of the SEC
tournament.

The Wildcats (21-10) solidi-
tied their expected NCAA
berth in a season that hasn't
lived up to expectations so far.
They finished fourth in the
SEC East, forcing them to play
on the opening day of the tour-
nament for the second year in
a row. Kentucky will face Mis-
sissippi State in today’s quar-
terfinals.

e Arkansas 82, South
Carolina 52: Arkansas broke
open a close game with a 27-9
run in the second half to beat
South Carolina in the opening
round of the Southeastern
Conference tournament.

Arkansas (19-12) may need
another SEC tournament vic-
tory over Vanderbilt in the

quarterfinals today to remaif®

on the NCAA Tournament
bubble.

e Georgia 80, Auburn
65: Levi Stukes scored 22
points, Takais Brown added 19

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and Georgia set up a crucial
quarterfinal game today
against Florida by beating
Auburn.

BIG TEN

@ Iilinois 66, Penn State
60: Chester Frazier scored a
career-high 2) points as Illi-
nuis survived a late scare from
llth seeded Penn State in the
first round of the Big Ten tour-
nament in Chicago. The sixth-
seeded lini (22.10) moved on
to the quarterfinals tonight
against Indiana

e Michigan State 62,
Northwestern 57° Drew
Neitazc! scored ZO points and
[ravis Walton hif two tree
throws with 10.4 seconds left
to lead seventh seedea Michi-
gan State to the victu:y The
Spartans will second-
seeded Wisconsin in today’s
quarterfinals.

e Michigan 49, Minne-
sota 40: Eighth-seeded Mich-
igan shook off a sluggish
morning start, got 14 points
trom Dion Harris and used a
second-half spurt to beat Min-
nesota and set up a quarterfi-
nal meeting today against top-
seeded Ohio State.

fa ce

PAC-10

e No. 16 Oregon 69, Ari-
zona 50: TaJuan Porter and
Aaron Brooks burned Arizona
with their long-range shoot-
ing, combining for nine
3-pointers to help fourth-
seeded Oregon beat the Wild-
cats in the quarterfinals in Los
Angeles. In today’s semifinals,
Oregon will face eighth-
seeded California, which
stunned top-seeded UCLA on
Thursday.

e USC 83, Stanford 79
(OT): Nick Young scored 26
points, Lodrick Stewart made
two of his three baskets in
overtime, and third-seeded
Southern California rallied to

‘ beat Stanford in the quarterfi-

‘nals.

USC will next face the win-
ner of late Thursday’s quarter-
tinal between second-seeded
Washington State and sev-
enth-seeded Washington.



SOUTHEAST WL OL SLPTS GF GA HOME AWAY DIV
Atlanta 36 23 7 3. 82 213 213 18-10-4-2 18-13-3-1 15-5-5-1
Tampa Bay 38 27 3 1 80218 214 18-14-1-0 20-13-2-1 16-8-1-0
Carolina 33 28 3 4 73.199 209 17-13-1-3 16-15-2-1 14-8-0-2
Florida 28 27 6 7 69198 215 19-10-3-1 9-17-3-6 = 8-12-2-1
Washington 24 31 2 10 60199 239 14-14-1-6 10-17-1-4 8-11-1-4
ATLANTIC =W_ L OL SLPTS GF GA HOME AWAY DIV
New Jersey 41 19 1 7 90 183 165 22-8-0-5 19-11-l-2 20-5-1-1
Pittsburgh 36 21 4 6 82229 211 19-9-2-3 17-12-2-3— 17-7-1-2
N.Y. Islanders 33 24 5 5 76199 188° 18-11-4-1 15-13-1-4 = 12-10-2-1
N.Y. Rangers 33 27 3 4 73 194 186 15-14-3-2 18-13-0-2 11-11-0-3
Philadelphia 18 38 5 6 47.179 254 6-19-3-4 12-19-2-2 5-14-2-5
NORTHEAST W eL OL SLPTS GF GA HOME AWAY DIV
Buffalo 44 17 2 3 93 253 192 23-8-1-2 21-9-) 1 16-9-1 2
Ottawa 39 23 2 4 84235 187 22-11-1-2 17-12-12 17-9-0-2
Toronto 32. 27 3 6 73212 222 13-15-2-3 19-12-1-3 10-13-2-2
Montreal 33 30 1 5 72199 217) 19-12-03 14-1812 L1-10-0-4
Boston 32 30 2 3 69 191 234 17-15-1-2) 15-15-1-1 13-12-0-1
WESTERN CONFERENCE
CENTRAL W eL OL SLPTS GF GA HOME AWAY DIV
Nashville 45 18 2 4 96240 180 24-5-2-2 21-13-0-2 19-5-1-1
Detroit 42 16 5 4 93212 165 24-3-2-3 18-13-31 16-4-2-1
St. Louis 29 28 5 5 68176 203 17-16-2-1 12-12-3-4 11-13-2-2
Columbus 21; 433; 42 5 61 168 207 15-15-1-3 12-18-1-2 7-13-04
Chicago 25 33 2 7 59165 205 14-16-1-3 11-17-1-4 = 11-15-1-0
NORTHWEST WL OL SLPTS GF GA HOME AWAY DIV
Vancouver 40 22 2 3 85 182 168 22-9-1-1 18-13-1-2 14-11-0-1
Minnesota 37 24 1 6 81192 171 22-6-1-3 15-18-0-3 12-6-1-4
Calgary 36 22 4 5 81 218 182 27-6-0-1 9-16-4-4 = 14-7-1-2
Colorado 34 29 2 3 73 223 213 18-14-1-2 16-15-1-1 11-10-1-0
Edmonton 30 31 3 3. 66.175 197 18-15-1-1 12-16-2-2 9-15-1-0
PAC __W__L OL SLPTS GF GA HOME AWAY DIV
Anaheim 40 17 4 7 91 215 175 22-5-2-5 — 18-12-2-2 18-6-1-2
San Jose 40 25 0 2 82 200 169 18-12-02 221300 13-1301
Dallas 38 23 1 4 81173 161 21-10-:0-2 171312 18-7-0-0
Phoenix 27 37) 2 ~~ «1s 57 177 s-228)—s 14-15-2-0 —13-22-0-1 ——7-14-2-1
Los Angeles 22 34 6 5 55 187 234 13-14-4-4 9-20-2-1 8-14-0-3
Note: Two points for a win, one point for a tie and overtime loss
RESULTS AND SCHEDULES

Thursday’s results Tonight's games Wednesday's results
Florida 2, Philadelphia 1 Dallas at Columbus, 7 Colorady 3, Bullalo 2
Minnesota 2, Boston J Carolina at Washington, 7 Columbus 3, Los Angeles 2 (OT)

Atlanta 6, Montreal 2

Ottawa 5, Toronto 1

New Jersey 4, Pittsburgh 3, SO
Rangers 2, Islanders 1

St. Louis 5, Dallas 3

Nashville 6, Calgary 3 ’
Vancouver 4, Phoenix 2

L.A. at Detroit, 7:30
Minnesota at Buffalo, 8
Edmonton at Anaheim, 10
Vancouver at S.J., 10:30

Anaheim 2, Phoenix 1
Tampa Bay 3, Edmonton 1



Bee T TS

Through Wednesday



SCORING GOALIES
Player, team GP G A Pts __ Player, team GP MIN GA AVG
Crosby, Pit 63 27 71 98 — Hasek, Det 46 2729 -93.:2.04
Lecavalier, TB 69 45 46 91 Brodeur, NJ. 64 3877-138 2.14
St. Louis, TB 69 39 52 91 Gigu, Ana 49 2821 104 2.21
Heatley, Ott 67 41 45 86 — Backstrom. Minn 29° 1552-59228
Hossa, Atl 68 39 46 85 Turco, Dal 55 3056 I/ 2.30
Savard, Bos 66 21 63 84 Luongo, Vanc 62 3642 142 2.34
Thornton, SJ 67 16 68 84 Mason, N'ville 36 2096 = 822.35
Ovechkin, Was 67 38 42 80 Nabokov, S.J. 37-2030 BU 2.36
Briere, Buf 65 27 52 79 Kiprusoff, Cal 60 3571 9 141 2.37
Selanne, Ana 68 39 39 78 — Toskala, S.J. 35 1983 BL 2.45

power-play goal, during Chris Simon’s

_major penalty late in the third period,

lifted the New York Rangers to a 2-1 vic-
tory on Thursday night and a sweep of
the key home-and-home series with the
rival Islanders. |

Prucha smacked in a shot from the slot;
off a feed from Michael Nylander with
5:14 left in the game and 1:17 into Simon's
penalty. Simon was ejected after he flat-
tened Rangers forward Ryan Hollweg by
clotheslining him with his stick.

The Islanders killed off the rest of the
power play and thought they tied the
game with 20.4 seconds left. Marc-Andre
Bergeron’s shot was stopped by Henrik
Lundqvist and ‘Trent Hunter slid the puck
back to the goal line where Lundqvist
barely swept it out.

SENATORS 5, MAPLE LEAFS 1

OTTAWA — Mike Fisher and Dean
McAmmond each scored twice, and Dan-
iel Alfredsson had three assists as the
Senators ended a three-game losing
streak.

Ray Emery made 28 saves tor Ottawa,
which had blown three consecutive third-
period leads over a 0-1-2 stretch.

PANTHERS 2, FLYERS 1

PHILADELPHIA — Chris Gratton got
credit fora fluke tiebreaking goal early in
the third period to lead the Panthers past
the Flyers.

Gratton, who also had an assist, was
credited with the goal that broke a 1-1 tie
at 1:43 of the period when Flyers goal-
tender Martin Biron’s clearmg attempt
bounced off the right skate of Philadel-
phia defenseman Randy Jones back into
the net.

Ville Peltenon also scored for the Pan-
thers, who have won six of their past
seven games.

DEVILS 4, PENGUINS 3 (SO)

PITTSBURGH — Patrik Elias had the
deciding goal in the shootout as the Dev-
ils extended their Atlantic Division lead
to eight points with the victory.

Andy Greene bad his tirst career goal,
and Sergei Brylin and Travis Zajac also
scored for the Devils, who had lost three
in a row but have now reached 90 points.





BRUCE BENNETT/GETTY IMAGES

A NEW YORK FIGHT: Sean Avery, top, of the Rangers gets the upper hand on
Sean Hill of the Islanders during Thursday's game, also won by the Rangers.

BLUES 5, STARS 3
ST. LOUIS —— Doug Weight scored two
goals to lead the Blues to the victory,
The Blues are 7-3-1 in their past U
games and snapped a two-game skid. Dal-
las has scored just tive goals in going
0-2-2 in its past four games.

PREDATORS 6, FLAMES 3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Jason Arnott
had two goals and an assist to lead the
Predators.

The Predators earned at least a point
for the ninth consecutive game and pad
ded their lead atop the NHL by three
points over Buttalo and Detroit.

THRASHERS 6, CANADIENS 2

ATLANTA Jon Sim scored two
goals and the Thrashers earned their tifth
consecutive victory, matching the team
record and moving them into first place in
the Southeast Division.

Atlanta’s other goals came from Ilya
Kovalchuk, Vyacheslav Kozlov, Eric
Belanger and J.P. Vigier.

WILD 2, BRUINS 1

BOSTON — Niklas Backstrom made
29 saves and Pierre-Marc Bouchard
scored the winner to litt the Wild over the
Bruins.

The Wild are 4-0 all-time in Boston
and have only lost to the Bruins once in
seven games

ELSEWHERE

e Islanders: Captain Alexei Yashin
returned to the lineup Thursday night
against the Rangers after missing 16
games with an injured right knee

Yashin was eased back, centering a Jine
between Viktor Kozlov and Miroslav
Satan. Once Yashin gets reacclimated, he
is expected to rejoin New York’s top line
alongside Jason Blake and newly acquired
Ryan Smvth

® Hurricanes: Lett wing Erik Cole

was activated trom the injured reserve list
after nussing seven games Cole has been
out since Keb 20 with @ torn muscle near
his hip.

e@ Penguins: Coach Michel Vherrien
will miss Saturday's home yaute against
the New York Raisers because of his
tather's death

LATE WEDNESDAY.

e Lightning 3, Oilers 1: Vincent
Lecavalier scored twice to litt visiting
‘Tampa Bay

e Ducks 2, Coyotes 1: Joe DiPenta
scored the go-ahead goal midway through
the third period to litt host Anaheim.



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Bulls stampede over Magic

From Miami Herald Wire Services

ORLANDO, Fla. — Ben Gordon scored 25
points and Kirk Hinrich had 17 in the Chicago
Bulls’ 100-76 victory over the Orlando Magic
on Thursday night.

Luol Deng added 15 points and a season-
high 14 rebounds for the Bulls, who bounced
back from their worst loss of the season, a
103-70 defeat at Miami a night earlier.

The Bulls used a 14-0 run in the middle of
the second quarter to seize control of a game
they dominated from start to finish. Tyrus
Thomas started the run with a dunk, Hinrich
scored five consecutive points, including a
3-pointer, and Gordon capped it with a 3 that
put Chicago up 44-23. Gordon and Hinrich
were a combined 7-for-9 on 3-pointers.

Dwight Howard led the Magic with 17
points and 14 rebounds, but was only 5-of-14
from the free-throw line. Jameer Nelson had
13 points and Trevor Ariza had 10.

Hinrich, who had started slowly in recent
games, had 10 points in the first quarter to
help Chicago jump out to a 26-17 advantage.
The Bulls’ point guard hit 3-of-5 shots,
including a pair of 3-pointers.

Howard had 21 and 27 points in Orlando’s
first two games against Chicago, but strug-
gled when the Bulls opted to foul the Magic
center nearly every time he got in the lane. It
paid off when he went 2-for-8 trom the line
in the first period and never got in the flow of
the game.

Chicago blew the game open with a strong
second quarter, when the Bulls limited the
Magic to 26 percent shooting (5-of-19).

Orlando scored just one field goal during
an eight-minute stretch when Chicago
pushed its lead to as many as 23 points before
ending the half with a 49-29 lead.

ELSEWHERE

e Clippers: Guard Shaun Livingston is
scheduled to have reconstructive surgery on
his left knee Tuesday in Alabama.

Livingston tore parts of his anterior cruci-
ate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament,
medial collateral ligament and lateral menis-
cus in a victory over Charlotte on Feb. 26.
The Clippers’ third-year pro may be side-
lined for a year or more.

Orthopedic surgeon James Andrews will
perform the surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital
in Birmingham.

From Miami Herald Wire Services

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Mike Hamp-
ton’s comeback took a major blow.
And, no, it has nothing to do with his
reconstructed elbow.

The Atlanta Braves left-hander
injured his left side during batting
practice, of all things, and won’t be
ready for the start of the regular sea-
son. Hampton, starting the seventh
season of an eight-year, $121 million
contract, will miss the rest of spring
training and could be out as long as
two months. The Braves had been
counting on him to bolster a rotation
that includes John Smoltz, Tim
Hudson and Chuck James.

“I think I pulled it pretty bad,”
Hampton said on Thursday. “There’s
nothing you can do about it now
except try to get it healed up and get
it better.” :

Hampton was taking batting prac-
tice Wednesday at the Braves’ com-
plex while the team was playing the
Detroit Tigers in nearby Lakeland.
He fell to the ground in pain after a
swing, prompting fears that he broke
a rib.

X-rays were negative and team
doctors determined that he strained
his left oblique, still a serious injury
for a pitcher.

Hampton, who missed all of last
season after elbow surgery, already
was coming along slower than
expected. Now, he isn’t likely to
return to the majors before May.

“ve heard anything from four
weeks to six to eight weeks,” Hamp-
ton said.

The 34-year-old pitcher was
expected to make his spring-training
debut on Saturday with one inning
against the Toronto Blue Jays.

“J guess I can officially say sand
has been kicked in my face,” he said.



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GARY W. GREEN/ORLANDO SENTINEL

LOCKING HORNS: Magic guard Keyon Dooling, left, battles for a loose ball with Bulls
guard Ben Gordon during the first half on Thursday night in Orlando. Gordon had
25 points to lead Chicago to a 100-76 victory, a night after being routed in Miami.

e Timberwolves: The club will get
backup post player Mark Madsen back
before they face Shaquille O'Neal and the
Miami Heat tonight.

Madsen has missed the past six games
because of a sprained left ankle, but he said
after Thursday’s practice that he’s ready to
return. Coach Randy Wittman has only three
other post players on his roster to try to stop
O’Neal underneath the basket.

e Celtics: Forward Wally Szczerbiak
underwent season-ending surgery on his left
ankle. The operation was pertormed by Dr.
Brian McKeon, the-team’s physician.

Szczerbiak missed significant time during
four of the past five seasons because of inju-
ries. The eighth-year pro missed 24 games

this season because of injuries — all but one
because of ankle sprains.

LATE WEDNESDAY

e Jazz 94, Pacers 72: Carlos Boozer
had 14 points and 16 rebounds, and host Utah
extended its winning streak to five and
pushed Indiana’s losing streak to seven.

e Suns 115, Bobcats 106 (OT): Host
Phoenix needed a career-high 32 points from
Leandro Barbosa and 19 3-pointers — one
shy of the franchise record — to hand Char-
lotte its seventh loss in a row.

e Warriors 110, Nuggets 96: Baron
Davis scored 22 points and host Golden State
took advantage of Carmelo Anthony’s
absence to beat Denver.

BASEBALL ! AROUND SPRING TRAINING

Hampton to miss start of season



NBA STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE

SOUTHEAST WL _ Pct. GB L10 Str. Home Away Conf

Washington 34 26 567 - 5-5 L-l 24-8 10-18 22-14
Miami 31 29 517 3 «7-3 ~W-4 19-10 12-19 18-16
Orlando 29 34 460 6% 2-8 Ll 19-13 10-21 17-21

Atlanta 23 39 «371 12) 2-8 ~W-1 11-18 12-21 13-24
Charlotte 22 40 .355 13 3-7 L-7 13-16 924 14-21

ATLANTIC. Wt Pet. GB £10 Str. Home Away Conf

Toronto 33 29 532 - 55 Wel 21-9 12-20 22-14
New Jersey 28 33 459 4% 46 L-3 17-15 11-18 21-16
New York 28 34 «4.452 5 55 Ll 17-14 11-20 17-21
Philadelphia 23 38

377 9% 6-4 W-5 15-15 8-23 14-20

Boston 17 43° 283 15 55 Ll 7-22 10-21 11-24
CENTRAL WL Pet. GB 110 Str. Home Away Conf
Detroit 37 22 627 - 64 L-2 19-12 18-10 26-12
Cleveland 36 25 590 2 64 W-3 23-8 13-17 21-16
Chicago 36 28 563 3% 7-3 W-l 24-8 12-20 25-13
indiana 29 31 483 8% 3-7 L-7 1812 11-19 20-14

Milwaukee 23 39° «371.154 4-6 ~W-1 14-13 9-26 11-26

WESTERN CONFERENCE

SOUTHWEST WL Pet. GB 110 Str. Home Away Conf

9 850 - 10-0 W-16 30-3 21-6 32-6

x-Dallas 51
San Antonio 43 18 .705 8% 10-0 W-10 20-8 23-10 26-11
Houston 37 24 .60714% 4-6 W-1 20-10 17-14 20-18
New Orleans 28 33 .45923% 4-6 L-3 19-12 9-21 16-21
Memphis 15 47. .242 37 2-8 LS 11-20 4-27 9-29
NORTHWEST W L Pct. GB L10 Str. Home Away Conf
Utah 42 19 .689 - 82 W-5 24-7 18-12 24-12
Denver 29 30 492 12 46 L-1 16-16 13-14 13-22
Minnesota 27 33~«=«.45014% 94-6 W-1 18-13 9-20 16-22
Portland 25 36 A10 17 4-6 L-2 1417 11-19 15-21
Seattle 25 36 410 17 6-4 L-1 18-13 7-23 12-23
PACIFIC = WL Pct, GB 110 Str. Home Away Conf
Phoenix 4714. 770-82 W393 24-6 = 23-8 = 22-10
LA. Lakers 33 29 .53214% 3-7 L-4 20-10 13-19 19-14
L.A. Clippers 29 31 .48317% 4-6 L-1 21-11 820 16-20
Sacramento 28 32 .46718% 6-4 W-4 1812 10-20 14-21
Golden State 28 35 .444 20 4-6 W-2 21-10 7-25 15-19
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Chicago 100, Orlando 76 Minn. at Miami, 7:30 Miami 103, Chi. 70
S.A. at Sac., late Lakers at Phil., 7 Atl. 100, Was, 97
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Sea. at Bos., 7:30 Phi. 92, Sea. 89
NJ. at Hou., 8:30 Hou. 111, Bos. 80
Det. at Den., 9 Mil. 110, LAL. 90
N.O. at Phx, 9 le. 101, Det. 97 (OT)
Clippers at G.S., 10:30 ‘94, Ind. 72
Pho. 115, Cha. 106 (OT)
GS. 110, Den. 96
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“I guess the only silver lining is my
elbow will get a little more time to
rest.”

Hampton went 5-3 in 12 starts for
the Braves in 2005, struggling much
of the season with a sore elbow that
finally required major surgery.

His best season was in 1999, when
he went 22-4 with the Houston
Astros.

He signed a huge contract with the
Colorado Rockies, but struggled in
the thin air of Denver.

Hampton was traded to the Braves
after the 2002 season, getting his
career back on track with two solid
seasons before he blew out his elbow.
Without Hampton, Kyle Davies





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HE’S NOT SMILING NOW: Braves left-hander Mike Hampton, who was
trying to come back from elbow surgery, suffered another setback
when he’strained his left oblique in batting practice Wednesday.
The 34-year-old veteran could be out of action for two months.

and Lance Cormier are expected to
fill the last two spots in the rotation.

“We always have a ‘Plan B’ going,”
manager Bobby Cox said. “We
always have six guys ready to start.
They will be ready.”

Hampton is 53-48 since agreeing
to the big contract with Colorado
after the 2000 season.

He is owed $14.5 million this year

and $15 million in 2008, and a $6 mil-
lion buyout of a 2009 option.

Meanwhile, Cox got a boost with
some solid outings ‘Thursday.

Tim Hudson gave up one earned
run over four innings and struck out
three during a 5-3, 10-inning loss to
the New York Yankees in Kissim-
mee. Relievers Mike Gonzalez and
Rafael Soriano also had good days.

ELSEWHERE

e Yankees: General manager
Brian Cashman said right fielder
Bobby Abreu (strained right
oblique) should resume swinging a
bat this weekend. Cashman added
that Abreu’s Opening-Day status has
not been determined. ... Cashman
said the Yankees would want to sign
Roger Clemens should the seven-
time Cy Young Award winner decide
to pitch this season. “It’s like last
year. If he wants to play and he wants
to play for the Yankees, we have an
interest,” Cashman said. ... First
baseman Andy Phillips rejoined the
team Thursday after missing one
week to be with his mother, who was
critically injured in a car accident last
week in Alabama. Phillips said his
mother, Linda, is improving and in
stable condition. She has undergone
two operations, including one on her

-hip.

e Indians: Cliff Lee’s lingering
abdominal injury put a damper on
the Indians’ 7-6 victory over the Phil-
adelphia Phillies in Winter Haven,
Fla. Shin-Soo Choo’s two-run single
in the ninth inning won it for Cleve-
land.

Lee, who has yet to pitch in a game
this spring training, has not prog-
ressed, according to trainer Lonnie
Soloff.

He said if the left-hander,
expected to be the indians’ No. 3
starter after winning 46 games during
the past three years, could not throw
a bullpen session on Sunday he won't
pitch for 10-to-12 days.

That would put Lee in jeopardy of
not being ready for the start of the
season and open a rotation spot for
right-hander Fausto Carmona.

e Red Sox: Curt Schilling gave
up one run on two hits in four innings
with two strikeouts and one walk ina
1-0 split-squad loss to the Minnesota
Twins in Fort Myers, Fla.

Fellow ace Johan Santana
pitched three scoreless innings for
the Twins.

e Diamondbacks: Lett-hander
Randy Johnson, working his way
back trom October back surgery, may
tace hitters in batting practice on Sat-
urday, manager Bob Melvin said.

e Brewers: Prince Fielder, who
missed the first nine games of spring
training with a right quadriceps
strain, hit a homer in his spring-train-
ing debut as the Brewers lost to the
San Francisco Giants 10-7 in Phoenix.

e Nationals: Infielder Tony

Womack was unconditionally
released by the team, which cut its
spring training roster to 56 players
with a series of moves. ;

The club also announced that first
baseman Nick Johnson (broken
right leg) and left-handers Mike
O’Connor (elbow surgery) and
Brandon Claussen (shoulder sur-
gery) are expected to start the season
on the disabled list.

e Tigers: Left-hander Nate Rob-
ertson struck out five of his 11 batters
in the Tigers’ 9-7 victory over the
Cincinnati Reds in Sarasota, Fla.

Robertson gave up one hit and two
walks in 2’4 scoreless innings.

e Blue Jays: Frank Thomas
made his first appearance for the
Blue Jays, going 1-for-3 with an RBI in
a ‘B’ game against the Philadelphia
Phillies in Dunedin, Fla.

Thomas is scheduled to be a desig-
nated hitter in today’s ‘A’ game
against the Houston Astros,

A.J. Burnett started in the ‘B’
game and gave up three runs and four
hits in three innings, mixing in his
curveball for the first time. He struck
out two and walked one.

e Athletics: In his first day as
Oakland’s center fielder, Milton
Bradley had a big day at the plate.
Bradley, given the job while Mark
Kotsay is sidelined for three months
because of back surgery, tripled, sin-
gled and drove in a run as the Athlet-
ics lost to the Texas Rangers 7-6 in
Phoenix.

Sammy Sosa went 2-for-3 for
Texas, raising his spring training
average to .467, and Nelson Cruz hit
a two-run triple.

e Pirates: Outfielder Jody
Gerut was released by the team after
nearly two years of inactivity due to a
knee injury.

e Obituaries: John Vukovich,
the longest-serving coach in Philadel-
phia Phillies history and a member of
their only World Series champion-
ship team in 1980, died Thursday. He
was 59,

Vukovich, who had been suffering
from complications caused by an
inoperable brain tumor, died in a
Philadelphia-area hospital, the team
said in a statement. ...

Former catcher Gene Oliver, who
played for the St. Louis Cardinals and
Chicago Cubs during a 10-year,
major-league career, has died. He
was 7]. Oliver died Saturday of com-
plications following lung surgery, the
Wheelan Funeral Home said.







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° Here is a look at the team standings at
the end of day two of the Bahamas Associ-
ation of Independent Secondary Schools
Sports Association’s Track and Field Cham-
pionships at the Thomas A. Robinson Track
and Field Stadium.

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St. Augustine’s College... 629
Oiteen’s Colle Ge ssc sicissxecsseacassossceasssassees 461

















St JOHA Sinaia dironsasiancccaietnes 237
St; AMM e’S seas sscatbeapicsivsasvconsearsesarenseseess 225
Temple Christian .......s-.sssecssssssssessseess 192
Jordan Prince William ......... 189.50
Nassau Christian Academy ...........0.0.. 150
St. AMArew’s....scscssssesessesesssseseesnens 133.30
Kingsway Academy.......ssseeseees 58.50
Charles W. Saund els... 40
Aquinas College ..........- 26.50
Faith Temple Academy ....... cece: 13
Westminster College .....ssceseeenenenend
@ Bantam Division Combined

St. Augustine’s College... 143
Queen’s College........+ .. 103
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Jordan Prince William ........ 149
Temple Christian Academy ... Al
St. John’s College oe 40
Charles W. Saunders........... sid
Nassau Christian Academy vied
St. Andrew's... wehd
Kingsway Academy.......ssccseeereecerenes 9

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St. Augustine’s College... 145
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Jordan Prince William %
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Temple Christian .........ccccseeeeeeeeeeee cH
Sts Amr Ow 'S ais cisystssssscscisssssxseansnsacceaents 35
Kingsway Academy..........0 28
Nassau Christian Academy .. 16
Faith Temple Academy ........:eeee 8
Aquinas College .....cceceneeenieeeneses 3
B Intermediate Division Combined

St. Augustine’s College... cece 171
Queen’s College... sl?)
St. John’s College . 74
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Nassau Christian Academy .. AT
Jordan Prince William .......... 28
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Aquinas College ........ 7.50
Charles W. Saunders..s.isisescassscsisccseesaee 6
Kingsway Acadenyy........ 5.50
Faith Temple Academy «0.0... 5
@ Senior Division Combined

St. Augustine’s College... 170
Queen’s College.......... cee 101
Nassau Christian Academy ..... ...67

St: John’s: College .ssiiscssicsexs 106
St. Anne’s sss; 100
St. ANGrew Siisieinsisanscenare 2.500
Temple Christian Academy .............50



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Kingsway Academy

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Queen’s College.....cscssessserseenesseane 65
Jordan Prince William .......ccceeeees 28
St, ANNE'S isisiesissdsisrarda nei acsneutiiss 23

Temple Christian...

St. JOHN'S sscssssscssiss al8
St. Andrew’s........... 16
Kingsway Academy... cad
Charles W. Saunders............. Nassau Christian Academy ........cceceee 7

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St. John’s College .......06

Jordan Prince William

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Temple Christian Academy ..... 8
Nassau Christian Academy ......-esee 7

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St. Augustine’s College... 110
Queen's Colleges isi sicsscscsscsssaess 48
Temple Christian Academy .. oT
St. John’s College sav csccvscssqessenssecsesas 27

Nassau Christian Academy ......... faisases 19
Jordan Prince William oo... ees 19
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Charles W. Saunders ..........cccsseseeeeeeeeee 6
Aquinas College .ssseceseesissnesenseen 3
Kingsway Academy... 1
@ Senior Girls

St. Augustine’s College... 98
Queen’s College. 65
St. Andrew’s.... 44,50
St. John’s College anos
Sti Anne’ S ceases icrmrnanoteriass 25
Jordan Prince William ......... 23.50

Temple Christian Academy

Nassau Christian Academy . wold
Kingsway Academy ........05 wold
Aquinas College .......5 6
Westminster College..... aD
Charles W. Saunders... 1
@ Bantam Boys

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Queen’s College. dS

St. ANNe’S siscccecssseccssscasscapanssre

Temple Christian Academy ... .23
St. John’s College ......ccccsesseees tee
Jordan Prince William ............ aed
Charles W. Saunders............ ali
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St, AMGrew’ Sissi sersveyorniacsrstercrsessnesnearanecntegie 2
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St. Augustine’s College... eee 74

Queen’s Colle ge.....ssscsescreresesssesinnenlnlt! 44
Jordan Prince William ocr 40
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Kingsway Academy

Nassau Christian Academy ..
Aquinas College .....

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St. Augustine’s College...

St. John’s College ...

Nassau Christian Academy ..
Temple Christian Academy .
St. Andrew’s .......065
Jordan Prince William
Faith Temple...........

Kingsway Academy
Aquinas College .....

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@ By BRENT DEAN

A.NEW $29 million reverse
osmosis plant was officially
commissioned yesterday at the
Baillou Hill Road water plant.

The plant, which is the
largest sea water reverse osmo-
sis desalination facility in the
Bahamas, has a production
capacity of 7.2 million US gal-
lons of drinking water per day,
with a minimum production

level of 6 million US gallons of °

potable water a day.

The plant is hurricane proof,
with the capacity to withstand
winds of up to 150 miles an
hour, and is accompanied by a
generator that will ensure the
continuation of service in the
event of prolonged power out-
ages.

‘Works Minister Bradley
Roberts stated that the addi-
tion of this plant, and the fur-
ther expansion of the water
works system in New Provi-
dence, will soon bring to an
end the barging of water from
Andros.

Mr Roberts also noted that
the plant will increase overall
output of the water system to
9.8 million imperial gallons per
day, with an overall production
capacity of 12 million imperial
gallons per day.

New reverse osmosis plants
are also in preparation for the
northern, south-western and
eastern portions of New Prov-
idence, according to Mr
Roberts.

Mr Roberts noted that cur-
rently the water and sewerage



corporation serves 30 per cent
of residents and hotels in New
Providence. He advised those
not connected to the water sys-
tem to reconnect — to preserve
the ground water system and
to avoid health problems that
may result from consumption
of polluted groundwater
sources,

The Prime Minister com-
mended Mr Roberts for all of
his efforts as the minister of
works.

The Prime Minister also said
that Mr Roberts will be demit-
ting office at the end of this
term, which officially ends
speculation as to whether or
not he will return to active pol-
itics.

Mr Christie said that the
expanded water facility is an
effort to invest in the future of
the country and is a part of the
planned transformation of the
Bahamas by his government.

In addition to the construc-
tion of the plant, Consolidat-
ed Water has also provided
technical expertise and equip-
ment that has led to a reduc-
tion of water loss by 1.2 mil-
lion gallons a day.

In addition to the Baillou
Hill Road plant, the company
also operates a 2.6 million US
gallon per day plant at Windsor
Field, along with a 115,000 US
gallon per day plant in South
Bimini.

Consolidated Water is a
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New evidence
found in Anna
Nicole death case |

@ By KARIN HERIG ¢
Tribune Staff Reporter _

NEW evidence has been :

found in the case of Anna
Nicole’s death which may
change the findings of the med-
ical examiner’s autopsy report.

US media yesterday report-

autopsy results were scheduled
to be made public early next
week, new findings by the police
will delay that announcement
for one to two weeks.

Broward County Medical : ¢ ee :
Examiner Joshua Perper said : South ¢ arolina developer G
: Ben Thompson in the legal + tial proposals or changes to the
constituencies, which can affect :

: the number and size of a candi- :

he has concluded his autopsy

report and has determined a :
: home

cause of death, but will hold off

SEE page nine

: day, ;
Mr Pinder, who represents :

Claim that
Dannielynn’s

birth certificate.

may be invalid

THE birth certificate for ;
: Anna Nicole’s baby, which :
: names Howard K Stern as the }
: father,
: claimed.

A technicality

: nielynn and possibly force a ;
: paternity test, lawyer Godirey

Pinder claimed yester- :
pe yee : yesterday,

“Pro”

: dispute over the Eastern Road:
said Mr :

‘Horizons’,

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may be invalid, it was : d | char
: to the boundaries of various
could invali- ; Constituencies. The final deci-

report- : date the Bahamian birth cer- | Sion on the boundaries is
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Govt reviews FNM ©
suggestions on
boundary changes

: @ By PAUL TURNQUEST :
: Tribune Staff Reporter i
: @ By ALISON LOWE

GOVERNMENT was yes- :
terday reviewing suggestions :
: made by the FNM on changes :
: tragedy will be filing legal claims
: against the two boat companies

: expected to be made known by :

: today.
: Speaking with The Tribune :
FNM Montagu MP :
said that the ;
: FNM’s suggestions were in }
: response to government's ini- }

Brent Symonette

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Sea Hauler
_ tragedy victims to

i file legal claims ‘in

very short order’

Tribune Staff Reporter
VICTIMS of the Sea Hauler

and the government "in very
short order" seeking compen-
sation for the financial and psy-

endured as a result of the 2003
collision.

Their hope is that the gov-
ernment and companies
involved — all of whom were
found liable by the government
appointed Wreck Commission
— will settle out of court,

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Teachers union satisfied deal can be reached with ministry

@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter |



BAHAMAS Union of Teachers officials
are finally satisfied that by next Monday a
final resolution can be achieved in the long-
standing showdown between the Ministry of
Education and educators across the country.

This was the announcement made yes-
terday by President of the union, Ida Poitt-
er Turnquest, after what she considered a
positive second conciliatory mecting
between ministry officials, government

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She said that, based on the outcome of

yesterday's negotiations, "(the union) might
be able to finalise everything" by the begin-
ning of next week, bringing to an end over
a month of industrial unrest amongst mem-
bers of the BUT.

‘Veachers were up in arms over various
pay-related issues. Some alleged that the
government was treating the profession
with a "lack of respect" by not paying some
teachers correct salaries, and failing to pay
promised allowances for many more.

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demonstrated and walked out of classes in
Freeport, and later that month, teachers
from 52 New Providence schools marched
on the Ministry of Education in protest.

The Ministry stated that the problem had
stemmed [rom increased hiring this school
year, which alleviated under staffing in
many key areas, but at the same time, saw
the ministry lag behind in ensuring timely
and correct payment of funds to many

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Defence Force Band

THE community of Hatchet
Bay, Eleuthera was treated to a
grand performance by members
of the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force.

In its ongoing thrust to forge a
better community relationship
with the public, both the Public

Relations Team and the
Defence Force Band travelled
to the land famous for its pineap-
ples, and allowed the residents to
become better acquainted with
the organisation.

The Defence Force Marching
and Dance Bands, led by Sub

Santander Bank & Trust Ltd.

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nearby park. As the band plaved
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Both teams worshipped at the
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In December 2006, the band

members visited the island of

erforms in Eleuthera

Andros, where they put on daz-
zling performances for the resi-
dents in Nicholl’s Town and
Red Bay.

The Defence Force says these
are the first of many visits they
will be making to the Family
Islands.

Eleuthera is
placed eighth
in ‘places
every woman
should visit’

m By ARTHIA NIXON-STACK

Eleuthera has been ranked
eighth worldwide in places
every woman should go.

Respected travel wr.tet
turned author Stephanie Eh-
zondo_Griest has feafured the
istandsin her latest book, 100
Places Every Woman Should
Go.

She describes Eleuthera as
“one place where mermaids are
thought to be alive and well”
and that “there is little to do
here but splash in the water”
Eleuthera’s famous pink sand
beaches are also highlighted in
the book.

Elizondo Griest invites read-
ers to visit the “crystalline
waters filled with colourful
reefs, eagle rays, octopus, dol-
phins and migrating whales.”

Her own experience of join-

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Caribbean music is shared to
the delight of her growing fan
base. She urges women to visit
the island
it”.

Broken into sections such as
Places Where Women Made
History, Places of Indulgence,
Places of Adventure and Ten
Tips For Wandering Women,
the book encourages women
travellers to see the world and
inspire them to create their own
dreams.

Number seven on the list is
Mongolia with its “all around
wonder”; six is belly-dancing in
San Francisco “for womanly
affirmation” and number five
is the arts and voodoo festival in
Benin “to celebrate struggle and
renewal”,

The fourth spot on the list is
to “celebrate powerful women
and their places in history” in
Frida Kahlo’s Mexico.

Rounding off the top three
are the banyas of Moscow and

St Petersburg “for purification *

and beautification”: lingerie
shopping in Paris “for indul-
gence” and the Hawaiian Vol-
canoes National Park for “inspi-
ration and enlightenment”.
The niece of a hobo and
daughter of a Navy band mem-
ber, Elizondo Griest says trav-
elling for adventure is geneti-

-eally imprinted in her.

The native Texan has trav-
elled all of the continents
(except for Antarctica) and is
the author of Around the Bloc:
My Life In Moscow, Betjing and
Havana.

She has also contributed to
The New York Times, Wash-
ington Post, Latina Magazine,
and The Associated Press
among others,

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Majors given
extension

to prepare
their appeal

DWIGHT and Keva
Major yesterday were grant-
ed a 45-day extension by the
Court of Appeal to prepare
for their appeal to the Privy
Council.

The Majors appeared in
court yesterday with their
new attorney Keod Smith.

Gavin Gaskin and San-
dradee Gardener appeared
on behalf of the Attorney
General’s office.

The Court of Appeal
granted the Majors’ condi-
tional leave in October of last
year to appeal to the Privy
Council, a ruling which had
been handed down by the
appellate court.

They had been given 90
days to prepare for their
appeal, however they asked
for an extension yesterday.

Last May, the Majors’ bid
to avoid extradition to the -
United States on substantial
drug charges was dealt a
major blow when the Court
of Appeal ruled that their
appeal to overturn a judge’s
ruling against their habeas
corpus application was with-
out merit.

The Majors are wanted by
the US government to face
drug charges relating to an
international conspiracy
involving hundreds of pounds
of cocaine and marijuana.

They have appeared in
local courts on several occa-
sions over the past several
years while fighting extradi-
tion.

EU blocks
WTO probe
into banana
tariffs

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blocked a World Trade Orga-
nization investigation of its
banana tariffs Thursday, tem-
porarily delaying the .



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decade-old dispute. with Latin }
American countries and the
United States over claims of
unfair trade discrimination,
according to Associated Press.

A panel will almost cer-
tainly be established to exam-
ine Brussels’ compliance with
international trade rules at a
future meeting of the WTO's
dispute settlement body, offi-
cials said.

The WTO has consistently
ruled against how the EU
sets tariffs for bananas, forc-
ing the 27-nation bloc to
overhaul a system that grants
preferential conditions for
producers from African and
Caribbean countries, mainly
former British and French
colonies.

Brussels, however, says a
new banana tariff established
last year — $231 per ton — has
brought its rules for banana
imports in line with WTO
rulings.

But Ecuador, the world’s
largest banana producer, is
challenging that claim. Under
WTO rules, the EU was able
to block the first request for a
compliance panel. Ecuador
has the chance to make a sec-
ond request later this month,
at which point the panel will
be automatically established.

Ecuador, which has a pop-
ulation of about 13.5 million,
said it has paid about $131
million because of the tariff.

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0 In brief

Meeting for
victims of
alleged
brutality

VICTIMS of alleged police
brutality are to meet this week-
end to complete details of a
protest march they plan to stage
in the next few weeks.

Stephanie McCartney, whose
son Jamal Cleare was left brain
damaged by an alleged police
beating in January, is calling on
all families of victims to offer
support.

The marchers, complete with
placards, will gather outside
Freeport police station to press
for action against four officers
allegedly involved in the inci-
dent.

They will also draw attention
to other incidents of police bru-
tality and urge the government
to step in.

Yesterday, Ms McCartney
said: “I have had a good
response to my call for a protest
and I expect it to happen
between now and early April.”

Ms McCartney’s son was left
with a broken neck and brain
damage after an alleged assault
by three officers at Port Lucaya
police station. A fourth officer -
senior to the others - allegedly
told the offending officers they
could “do as they please.”

Jamal went into a seizure
after the beating, during which
plastic bags were allegedly
placed over his head.

Ms McCartney wants the offi-
cers involved to be “removed
from office” until investigations
are completed.

During her son’s ordeal, he
was allegedly punched in the
head by one officer.

She made it clear, however,
that he was not attacked with
baseball bats, cutlass and taped
closet sticks, as indicated in yes-
terday’s Tribune.

“These were weapons used
in other instances of brutality
used on other young men,” she
said.

Anti-Bush
protesters
take to streets
in Brazil

@ BRAZIL
Sao Paulo

STUDENTS, environmen-
talists and leftist members of
Brazil’s governing party took
to the streets Thursday to
protest a visit by US President
George W Bush and his push
for an ethanol energy alliance
with Latin America’s largest
nation, according to Associated
Press.

Fearing that Brazil may clear
pristine jungle to increase sug-
arcane cultivation for ethanol
production, Greenpeace
activists hung a huge ba.aner
warning against increased
reliance on ethanol as an alter-
native fuel on a monument to
the 17th century Portuguese
explorers who conquered
Brazil’s Indians in search of
gold and gems.

“We know that Bush and the
United States are known for
exploiting weaker countries into
deals that will only benefit
themselves without worrying
about the environment,” said
Mariana Schwarz, a 25-year-old
publicist.

As many as 15,000 people
were expected for a two-mile
march through the financial
heart of South America’s largest
city just hours before Bush was
scheduled to arrive in Sao
Paulo.

Organisers complained that
the ethanol pact could enslave
poor Brazilians while enriching
overseas investors. The coali-
tion of marchers was expected
include union members and
extremists from the Workers
Party that supported President
Luiz Inacio Luiz da Silva in the
2002 campaign that made him
Brazil’s first elected leftist
leader.

Greenpeace said increased
Brazilian ethanol production
could cause social unrest
because most Brazilian sugar-
cane-ethanol operations are run
by wealthy families or corpora-
tions that reap most cf the ben-
efits while the poor are left to
cut the cane with machetes.

“If it’s not controlled, it can
create more problems than
solutions,” said Rebeca Lerer,
30, Greenpeace’s Brazil coor-
dinator of climate and energy
area. “The cane cutters will be
affected, we’re going to have
more jungle burning, which
could harm the environment
and even producers of other
crops will suffer.”

@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

A SECOND homeowner in
a week has come forward to
claim that his community is
being blighted by a landfill and
soil-sifting business, for which
he doubts the operator has a
permit.

He claims that for the last
three to four years another res-
ident of the Coral Harbour
community, where he lives, has
conducted the business from
an undeveloped strip of land
in the area.

He alleges that the other
resident does not own the land
from which, using heavy equip-
ment, he is taking valuable soil
and fill.

Furthermore, his heavy-duty
activities are affecting house
values, claimed the resident.



HB REV William Thompson

LOCAL NEWS

Complaints that Coral Harbour
Jandfill site blighting community

The problem is symptomatic
of, but also a causal factor in, a
widespread problem in that
community of residents over-
stepping property boundaries,
the resident claimed.

Where there is supposed to
be a 50-foot wide government-
owned "green space" just with-
in the towers at the entrance
to the community, numerous
residents have reclaimed parts
of that land for themselves, he
said.

Ina separate incident, when
a group of residents com-
plained of another homeowner
fencing in an area that did not

belong to him, the Ministry of

Works issued a cease and desist
order.

However, the resident con-
tinued erecting the fence and,
subsequently, it remains. Noth-
ing has yet been done to recti-

fy the situation, it is claimed.

The homeowner said the
community is frustrated that
there is a lack of enforcement
with regard to such incidents,
describing the situation as a
"free for all."

Yamacraw

His sentiments echo those
of Mrs Ernestine Kaufmann, a
Yamacraw resident, who com-
plained last week that for five
years empty land surrounding
her property in a residential
area had been turned into a
noisy dump and soil reclaim-
ing business by a neighbour.

She questioned the neigh-
bour's ownership of the prop-
erty he is working on, and con-
demned the police and gov-
ernment for failing to address

the situation, despite a number
of complaints over a period of
years.

"The Ministry of Works is
so agonisingly slow in dealing
with the irregularities," said
the Coral Harbour man. "We
have been agitating to have
this corrected for a number of
years."

He accepts that the issue
may be a small one for that
ministry, in view of other con-
cerns, but stressed that it is a
"big problem" for those living
in the community.

The resident said he expects
the entrepreneur will be
"squeezed out" in years to
come by further development
in the area, but said that "he
should never have been
allowed to get a foothold to
begin with."

On Tuesday, all leasing of

Crown land by the Ministry of
Agriculture and Marine
Resources was stopped as a
direct result of Minister Leslie
Miller's determination that
many sites were being illegally
abused by unscrupulous peo-
ple.

Mr Miller also expressed
consternation that not enough
had been done to put a stop to
such illegal activities — pri-
marily consisting of the
removal of valuable topsoil and
fill from the land, and dumping
garbage in its place.

He estimated that up to 200
acres of Crown land across
New Providence may have
been "totally destroyed" by
such activities.

Efforts made to seek com-
ment from the Ministry of
Works were unsuccessful up to
press time yesterday.

Christian Council appeals for |
calm as murder rate causes alarm

@ By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE Bahamas Christian
Council has appealed to the
public for calm in the face of
increasing violence within the
country — following criticism
over its silence on many nation-

- al issues.

The council, headed by Rev
William Thompson, noted the
number of homicides in partic-
ular, and warned that the
Bahamas’ “ultimate end” could
prevail if the current crime
trend continues.

“At the pace we are on, the
figure of 60 homicides in 2006
will be easily surpassed in 2007.
This is totally unacceptable,”
he said.

“Very urgent action is needed
immediately, and all stakehold-
ers led by the government must
recommit themselves to mean-
ingful and sustained action to
halt the slaughter of our peo-
ple.”

Dr Thompson noted that
among the 14 homicides for the
year, one was a pastor of a
church in New Providence, for
whom “the council grieves with
his family and congregation”.

The council also extended its
condolences to the families of
the other 13 victims stating that
they will continue to pray for
all persons affected by these
and other unnecessary inci-
dences.

A statement issued yesterday
added that Bahamians should

remember to adhere to the
word of God, as it is the only
sure way to “remove the
scourge from our land”.

The council, it claimed, along
with local churches, are com-
mitted to helping the Bahamian
people avoid tragedies. How-
ever, they maintained that the
people must first “embrace the
teachings”.

“To reject the principles of
Christ in their lives is to invite
disaster, and when disaster
occurs it is too late to expect
and call upon the church to step
into the breach. However, as
always the church of God stands
ready and willing to promote .
and indeed fight for the interest
of the Bahamian people,” the
statement said.

New school announced

GEORGE Town, Exuma
will finally get a new primary
school, according to a govern-
ment statement.

The announcement came
yesterday following a meeting
between officials from the
Ministry of Education and
members of the George Town
community, including contrac-
tors, teachers and local gov-
ernment officials.

At the meeting, plans were
revealed for the New George
Town Primary School to be
constructed at the site of the
old United States Naval Base.

“The original intent was to
build one school in Hooper’s
Bay, Exuma, however the land
that was provided was unsuit-
able for the purpose as it was
discovered to be filled with
underground caves,” said the
statement. “Considering that
the New George Town Prima-
ry School will accommodate
the students of both Moss
Town and George Town Pri-
mary schools, the Hooper’s
Bay site was also proved to be

too small for the modern facil-
ity Which was planned.”

The announcement comes
after repeated complaints by
residents that the existing
school is poorly equipped and
overcrowded. They have point-
ed out that conditions at the
school are only getting worse
as the population of Exuma
continues to swell following
the opening of the Four Sea-
sons Emerald Bay resort.

The government said the
New George Town Primary
School will be built on about
16 acres of land and will fea-
ture a number of amenities.

Architect for the project,
Alvan Rolle explained that the
compound will house an
administrative complex with
offices for the administration, a
staff room, a nurses station,
sick bay, and custodial office.

The school, he said, also will
be equipped for use by stu-
dents with disabilities and will
feature specialty classrooms
for science, art, music and
computer studies.

“The school will also con-
tain a tuck shop, kitchen and
dining area which will accom-
modate members of the com-
munity for special functions
and serve as a hurricane shel-
ter, the statement said. “The
state-of-the-art complex will
be built to include infrastruc-
ture for the computerisation
of all classes. Finally, the
recreational facilities include
a soft-ball field, tennis/volley-
ball court and basketball
court.”

Education Permanent Sec-
retary Creswell Sturrup
explained that the design for
the school makes provision for
its expansion to accommodate
an increase in the student pop-
ulation.

He added that classrooms
will be available for students
with special needs.

In response to concerns
about security, it was explained
that there are plans to build a
security booth at the entrance
to augment the guards sta-
tioned throughout the school.

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Boundaries: bit of a mockery

ON WEDNESDAY Works Minister
Bradley Roberts told a Tribune reporter that
the Boundaries Commission, of which he is a
member, had completed its work and would
report to the House of Assembly next
Wednesday.

Earlier The Tribune had been told that the
report would have been completed by this
Monday and laid on the table of the House by
this Wednesday. It was this Wednesday that
Mr Roberts confirmed to The Tribune that
although completed, the report would not
be available before the House meets again
next Wednesday.

We found this statement strange, because
we were led to believe that government’s
first communication with the commission was
when it sent its boundaries recommendations
to all the members at 4pm Wednesday —
either shortly before or after — Mr Roberts
had informed The Tribune that the commis-
sion’s work had been completed. Obviously,
Mr Roberts felt that the opinion of the Oppo-
sition’s sole member didn’t count. If this is so,
why then was FNM Deputy Leader Brent
Symonette appointed to the commission?
And where does it leave Justice Stephen
Isaacs, who, we presumes, has an opinion
independent of both parties.

Obviously, the PLP members — House
Speaker Oswald Ingraham, chairman, Mr
Roberts and Mr Philip “Brave” Davis —
have agreed the boundaries and the two oth-
er members are expected to rubber stamp
their decision. It’s all a bit of a mockery.

There appears to be chaos in the civil ser-
vice — disgruntled civil servants in ministry
after ministry are going down like ninepins,
which has led one political commentator to
observe that if Foreign Affairs Minister Fred
Mitchell — who is also responsible for the
Public Service — had spent more time at home
instead of abroad, these disputes could have
been settled earlier, thus avoiding so much
confusion almost on the eve of an election. It
is a particularly bad time to weigh the wants
of the civil service against what the Treasury
and country can afford, especially when vote.
catching is uppermost in a politician’s mind.

Anyway, the Teachers Union seems satis-
fied that by Monday they will have answers to
their many outstanding issues.

It is difficult to understand why these mat-
ters could not have been settled sooner. Noth-
ing seems to get done in this country until

KEVIN'S

(AUSTOM

someone gets frustrated enough to take a
felt pen in hand, write a stinging message on
a placard, organise a large group of like-
minded dissenters and march on parliament.

As we understand it the teachers’ issues
can be broken down into three compart-
ments.

First there are the politically-inspired hir-
ings where teachers get in by the side-door,
but because they have not come in through
the front door, they are not properly docu-
mented in the system. Over a period of time
it is easy to see how this can cause contusion
and some teachers might either not be paid or
not paid what they expected. They are the
ones who are hired, sent to work, but often
not put on the payroll.

And then there are teachers who are hired
for a position that would, for example, require
only a BA degree. Under the Education Min-
istry’s incentive scheme this particular teacher
continues her studies and acquires a MA
degree. This will qualify her for a higher
salary in the profession. However, she has
been hired for a position for which only a
BA degree has been budgeted and no higher
degree is required. As any businessman
knows this throws out a department’s budget
and someone has to be making constant
adjustments. But in these ministries prob-
lems are pushed under the carpet until the
carpet can no longer hide them and they
burst out from all four corners, throwing up
dust everywhere.

The rent allowance is another problem
for teachers who have to be relocated to the
Family Islands. At one time the rent was paid
by the Ministry of Education. When the Min-
istry was in arrears of payment, the landlord
would take action again the Ministry. To
extricate the Ministry from the domestic
problems of teachers, the FNM, when it
became the government in 1992, stopped
paying rent to the landlord. Instead it pro-
vided a rent allowance for the teachers, which
was included in their salaries. This meant
that if rent was in arrears, it was a matter
between landlord and tenant and not landlord
and Ministry of Education. It is understood
that the PLP government discontinued the
rent allowance for the teachers, who now
complain that their rent allowance is not paid
at all.

All these problems, which have been
allowed to grow from mole hills into moun-
tains, could have been avoided if someone
had been constantly on the job with a finger
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Reasons pit
bulls should
be banned

EDITOR, The Tribune

OVER the past twenty-five
years, | have committed niysclf
via my editorials to speak out
on issues important to the well
being of the Bahamian commu-
nity. Without fear or favour, I
have attempted to objectively
educate the public on critical
issues, so that they can become
aware and make informed deci-
sions. In addition, it is always
my hope that those charged
with the responsibility of enact-
ing and maintaining legislation
will make the sensible decisions
when it comes to acting within
the best interest of the Bahami-
an people. My efforts would
certainly not be in vain if the
government in all of its wisdom
embrace my humble sugges-
tions and formulate the neces-
sary legislation. Sometimes I
have had a degree of success.
Regrettably, all too often, my
good advice has been ignored
by the powers that be and my
more than reasonable sugges:
tions simply just fall by the way-
side to the detriment of the
Bahamian public.

For example, one of the
issues that I have lobbied suc-
cessive governments for over
the past decade is to enact leg-
islation to ban Pit Bulls from
the Bahamas. By doing so, the
Bahamas would join the sever-
al dozen countries around the
world that recognise the poten-
tial danger of these vicious ani-
mals and have completely
banned or extensively limited
their presence in their respec-
tive countries. Such legislation
usually only came about after
some disastrous pit bull attack
that ended in serious injury or
death. Hardly a week goes by in
the United States without the
news media announcing some
tragedy involving Pit Bulls.
Most communities have out-
right banned them. In some
towns, it is not enough just to
have a “Bad Dog” sign, but a
sign indicating the presence of a
Pit Bull. Needless to say, homes
bearing the Pit Bull sign are
shunned, as the danger to the
community is obvious.

The danger from a Pit Bull
comes from its unique neuro-
muscular structure embedded
in its muscles of mastication.
Amazingly, a Pit Bull can exert
a pressure of up to 2,000 psi, a
force sufficient to crush any
bone in the human body. Unless
a Pit Bull voluntarily relaxes its
grip, it is almost impossible to
get him to relax his grip. Even if
its head is severed, the Pit Bull
will still maintain its grip. How-

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ever, what makes a Pit Bull so
dangerous is the unpredictable
nature of their attack. They
have been known to even attack
their owners of many years.
Furthermore, it is uncertain as
to how much of this aggressive
characteristic is passes on when
Pit Bulls breed with other dogs,
such as the Bahamian potcake.
Against such a backdrop, the
news of another Pit Bull attack
in the Bahamas last Sunday
must have come as a horrible
shock. The viciousness and sav-
agery of this attack should leave
no doubt in anyone’s mind that
these creatures must not be per-
mitted to reside in the Bahamas.
Thanks to the heroic actions of
neighbours without any regard
for their own personal safety,
an even bigger tragedy was
averted, as a certain death could
have been the outcome. The
only good news in all this is the
fact that the victim was a twen-
ty-three-year-old male. Can you
imagine what would have hap-
pened had the victim been a
child? (By coincidence, as Iam
writing this article, a news story
on CNN just revealed a pit bull
attack on a three-year-old girl in
North Carolina. Thanks to the
quick action of some nearby
construction workers, a tragic
ending was averted. However,
the girl did end up with lacera-
tions to the head and neck).
The Bahamas has had more
than its share of tragedies with
Pit Bulls. Beginning with the
seven-year-old girl who was
killed more than a dozen years
ago ironically on Carmichael
Road, not too far from the cur-
rent attack scene. Since that
time there has been at least a
dozen well-publicised attacks
by Pit Bulls in the Bahamas all
involving severe injury and in
some case, even death, One
such attack took place on the
world famous Pink Sands Beach
in Harbour Island. What should
have been a beautiful stroll in
paradise suddenly became a
struggle for survival. Her deter-
mination to live was probably
the only reason she was able to
survive by jumping into the sea

in a desperate attempt to shake
the Pit Bulls attacking her.
After an extensive hospital stay,
which included hundreds of
stitches and several reconstruc-
tive surgeries costing tens of
thousands of dollars, the owners
of the Pit Bulls were charged
the maximum permitted under
current Bahamian: law, the
grand sum of two hundred dol-
lars. Surely, this is both an out-
rage and an injustice. This
amount cannot even cover the
cost of the bandages or stitches
for that matter. Also, can any-
one put a price on the psycho-
logical scars acquired by that
individual who now has to live
her life with the nightmare of
such a traumatic experience?
Clearly, the current laws of
the Bahamas are most inade-
quate as far as protecting the
public from the terror of a Pit
Bull attack. Pit Bulls are bad
for the Bahamas. Yet, despite a
history of being a public menace
in the Bahamas with calls for
their complete ban, Pit Bulls
have flourished in the Bahamas
as successive governments have
done little if anything to curtail
their activity or development.
Since Sir Lynden Pindling called
for the spaying or neutering of
all Pit Bulls in the Bahamas,

‘any such calls have been

ignored. Pit Bull puppies are
openly advertised for sale or
rewards being offered for lost
or stolen ones. Because of the
high breeding value of a female
Pit Bull, they have been stolen
on a number of occasions.

With the current sessions of
Parliament now coming to an
end, chances are remote that
anti-Pit Bull legislation will be
passed. I sincerely hope that
early in the new Parliament,
this matter will be given top
priority as soon as is reason-
ably possible. Failure to do so
will be most reckless and irre-
sponsible on the part of those
charged with ensuring the safe-
ty and well being of the public.
Until such time when the prop-
er legislation is in place, the
risk of injury or death from a
Pit Bull attack in the Bahamas
will continue to be a real pos-
sibility.

DR LEATENDORE
PERCENTIE
March 7, 2007.



Querying the truth
of Associated
Grocers article

EDITOR, The Tribune

THE article by the usually accurate and informative Neil
Hartnell on the potential impact of the Associated Grocers dis-
tribution facility in Freeport and the suggestion that food
prices in The Bahamas could be reduced by 20 per cent is

incredibly doubtful.

Firstly, the majority of food products on the shelves of
supermarkets originate from the US — a discount wholesaler,
based in the US is restrained in their export operations to
wholesalers which Associated Grocers are.

Our past experience with Winn Dixie Stores indicates from
their Annual Reports that in their US-Bahamas operations for
sales of products out of their warehouses there was an upcharge
of 7 per cent on their US price on which you have to add
shipping, Bahamas Customs Duty, Stamp Tax, etc, and local

mark-up.

Will the National Brands prices be reduced? A good ques-
tion as there are specifically appointed country wholesalers who
will still be paid their commissions even if the source is through
a diverter. Because of the sophisticated Bahamian Wholesale
system the consumers actually receive a cost advantage on a lot
of products as there are US Government supported pricing.

Chris Lowe, President of the Grand Bahama Chamber, cer-
tainly needs to be more cautions with the estimates and know

the facts.

unfortunately one cannot eat.

thought!

J WILLIAMS
Nassau
February 2007



Certainly on general merchandise — household equipment
there probably will be a cost savings but on general food, gro-
ceries I doubt whether you will see more than a 4-6 per cent
potential reduction especially on US manufactured products
which is the majority of goods we consume. Anyway it seems
that Associated Grocers’ principle customer is going to be
China-based CITIC who showed intent previously to develop
the total 800-acre site in Freeport where Associated Grocers
are developing now — CITIC is not a food producer and will
only be shipping household equipment and machines which

If stealing was cut by 50 per cent all food outlets could
reduce their prices by 4-6er cent + —





now that’s serious


THE TRIBUNE FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2007, PAGE 5

om brief Businessman passed over by

Meeting

creas FNM to run as independent



on NHI

MINISTER of Health,







National Insurance and Pub- ; M&! By DENISE MAYCOCK various constituencies who went — pendent candidate to give the
lic Information Dr Bernard ! Tribune Freeport Reporter eC : e at the FNM headquarters and __ residents of Marco City an alter-
Nottage hosted a meeting for : S cast an X for the person of their native,” he explained.

teachers on the National : FREEPORT - Businessman Ce OKI . yt choice, and whomever received “I have spoken to a consider-
Health Insurance plan. : Michael Edwards, a staunch - ; the most the votes was the one able amount of FNMs, and

who ended. zing the candidate. some have supported me and

coe
The meeting took place on : FNM supporter, has announced : nes
Tuesday in New Providence : his intentions to run as an inde- ; WN “In this case, that was not others have decided not-to.
at the Church of God Audi- : pendent candidate for the Mar- 7 done. FNM residents in Marco “I have also walked through



torium on Joe Farrington | co City constituency in the City did not have an opportu- the Marco City Constituency
Road. : upcoming general election. = - nity to determine whom they and talked to residents and
According to the govern- | Mr Edwards made the City,” said Mr Edwards. off, as it used to in the past wanted to represent them...and based on what they are telling
ment, the meeting was called | announcement on Thursday The FNM has ratified Zhivar- when selecting candidates for I made it clear from the outset me, I am certain, knowing
to inform teachers about the ; during a press conference held go Laing, a former FNM cabi- the general election. that if you don’t have a primary, —_ myself, I will make a better can-
necessity of a health insur- : at his campaign office at 52 net minister, as Its candidate for s and if you don’t give the resi- _ didate and alternatively a better
ance programme that meets ; Poinciana Drive. Several FNM the constituency. x Primary dents of Marco City to chance — MP. ;
the needs of every legal resi- | | supporters were also present in _Last Friday, Mr Laing offt- to choose their candidate, I will When asked it he had spoken
dent of the Bahamas, : support of his candidacy. cially opened his constituency ; offer myself as an independent to Mr Laing and party leader
“regardless of socio-econom- “My decision to run as inde- office at the East Sunrise Shop- “Lf you recall, prior to 1992, candidate,” he said. Hubert Ingraham about his
ic status, age or medical con- ; pendent candidate is due tothe ping Centre. the FNM had established a rule Despite his decision to run decision, he said he had not.
dition’. : fact that the process that my Mr Edwards, a former FNM ___ by selecting candidates which an independent candidate, Mr Mr Edwards is the president
It was reportedly also held party used in selecting the can- lieutenant, had hoped to secure was in the form of a primary. It Edwards insists that he still a and director of Pinnacle Invest-
to gather feedback from the : didate for Marco City Con- the party’s endorsement as its was done in the case with | member of the FNM. ment Construction Company.
teachers. : stituency was not a fair one. It standard-bearer for Marco City. (Lucaya MP) Neko Grant, and “I am still a card carrying He has been a staunch support-
Dr Nottage said that ; was not done with the full sup- He believes that the party — (former EMR MP) JM Pinder, — member of the FNM, it is just er and member of the FNM for
National Health Insurance is : port of the residents of Marco should have held a primary run- | where we had FNMs from the — that [am running as an inde- 32 years.

aimed at helping the healthy
maintain their health and pre-

sion ges: om ica Neko Grant condemns delay for new school

ring the full cost of equitable
healthcare.

He also pointed out that
the health of a nation is para-
mount in sustaining wealth
and an acceptable quality of
life.

Venezuela
awards gas
licences for





LUCAYA MP Neko Grant new government took over “With only an estimated 375
has accused the PLP govern- 1,600 days to review these plans students graduating from the
ment of being “shamed” into and only now, decide to sign the _ two high schools, where will the
announcing a new primary — building contract.” - remaining 325 students go?
school in Grand Bahama. He noted that when the offi- Even if the PLP had given

Mr Grant, who is running — cial contract bid for the school | Patrick McDonald's Construc-
again as the FNM’s candidate was announced Works Minis- _ tion this contract a year ago, as
for the constituency, said that ter Bradley Roberts, after dis- _ originally planned, we can’t say
the previous FNM government closing the scope of the design, it would be ready! How many
had left plans in place to builda said that construction was to _ students are to continue to be
junior school in the newly | commence some 12 months ago, — squeezed in a class?”





planned Heritage subdivision, | but gave no reason why it had Mr Grant pointed to research

20 yea rs and called it “laughable” that — not. by Clearinghouse on Urban
it had taken five years for the Grant added, “What is truly | Education in New York, which

@ VENEZUELA PLP to act on them. shameful about this late sign- highlighted the dire impact that
Caracas Cj “Please don’t get me wrong— ing is that the school is esti- | overcrowding has on student

| am thrilled they have finally mated to take eighteen months achievement, especially in

VENEZUELA has award- started to address our educa- to be built. This year alone schools with a high proportion

tion needs here in Grand over 700 students will graduate _ of students living in poverty.

Bahama but it is a shame that from the 12 local primary “Education is the greatest gift
the demands of frustrated par- schools herein Grand Bahama ___ we can give our children and
ents, neglected teachers, FNM and they will have to enter an we must not let it fall by the
MP’s and candidates had to already, as the minister said, | way side and then think we can

ed Spanish-Argentine com-
pany Repsol YPF and Japan’s
Teikoku Oil 20-year licences
to explore for and produce
natural gas, the state oil com-



pany said on its website ; force the issue,” he said grossly overcrowded school sys- bandage it quickly,” Mr Grant
Thursday, according to Asso- | NEKO Grant “I cannot imagine why the — tem. said.

ciated Press.

Repsol will take a 60 per

wth wuie of company Shipyard boss says better education is needed for success

Petroleos de Venezuela SA,

or PDVSA, to exploit the |" By DENISE MAYCOCK — Mr Dagleish.

Quiriquire Deep gas field, ‘ SETH aa [ese eae oe ee Sie
which has the potential to Tribune Freeport Reporter I will encourage youngsters





















































to go to be marine engineers

ee ee FREEPORT —- A veteran at — because this type of welding is
ae : : the Grand Bahama Shipyard is — applicable to our industry and

Teikoku will have a 70 per

: aa campaigning forimprovements so rare in the Bahamas,” he
cent stake in a separate joint SES P

Sontive with. PDVS A 46 in the secondary school educa- _ said.

Senloit the Copa Macova eas tion system to support the needs Mr Dagleish said the shipyard

fad Shichi has a potential of of the shipyard industry in the — industry is very new to the

120 million cubic feet a day, it Bahan’: : . Rabaras, i ice Aah
Dave Dagleish, managing Where I come from it is very

said.

Under the agreements, the
companies will be required to
invest one percent of profits
from future gas production

director at the shipyard, said — normal for everyone to work at
the industry is very competitive the shipyard, but it is very
and demanding, and requiresa — unusual here in the Bahamas
very well trained and skilled — because there is no social back-

‘tea eocial brorects: PIVSA work force. drop or social history to draw
said Prue He believes that more must — on.”
: be done at the high school level He said that shipyard workers

President Hugo Chavez’s
government has taken con-
trol of most of the oil industry
in an effort to bring greater

to encourage young Bahamians _ in his homeland normally work
to seek career opportunities in| seven days a week, I] hours a
the shipyard industry, such as_— day for 50 weeks a year.

. 5 in marine engineering, marine ‘*That is not normal here i
Donets (0 Wie County 5 Bock i oA and Geane unin y the ne Neto a
and vowed to make similar pipe ; ; yng Neo se ee a ae

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that have relevance to what — become accepting of that,” he
happens here,” he said. said.

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Family is the basis of a moral society

| HE Bahamas is fast
becoming an amoral

society without a conscience
and one where decency and
decorum are being thrown out
of the window.

It is stomach-turning to
observe the decay of social and
moral values, as sexual promis-
cuity, ill manners, violence and
a lack of personal integrity run
rife in our society.

A vast cross-section of
Bahamians appear to be
unprincipled, preferring to
inanely emulate the loose
lifestyles portrayed on Ameri-
can-based TV. ,

A recent study affirms the
sad state of affairs confronting
our society, as it was found that
nearly half of all male sec-
ondary students and about 20
per cent of female students
become sexually active before
age 15.

What is even more unsettling
is that these youngsters usually
have unprotected sex with mul-
tiple partners! For a country
with nearly half of its popula-
tion being under age 18, this is
a crying shame.

Growing up, | persistently

heard the dictum: “Train up a
child in the way he/she should
go, and when he/she is older,
he/she will not depart from it”.

The predicament facing
today’s Bahamas is that many
children are being reared in
broken, single-parent homes,
where in some instances young
children are witnesses to that
parent engaging in compromis-
ing activities, are exposed to a
rotating slate of boyfriends/girl-
friends, have children with
numerous partners, and are not
being taught any values.

Children from fractured,
morally unsound homes have
no good examples to follow, so
in many cases, they grow up
and mirror their parents’
lifestyles and continue their
pattern.

Unless these children are
counselled at an early age, they
grow up to reflect the bad influ-
ences of their parent/s because
they simply don’t know how to
be anything else!

There is no wonder that sex
is being seen by many as casual
and meaningless as a hand-
shake—indeed, this behaviour
is learned! Bahamians regular-
ly refer to such behaviour as



YOUNG MAN’s VIEW

ADRIAN

being representative of “the
apple not falling far from the
tree”.

Pe: C B Moss, Sen-
ate vice-president, said
recently: “It all begins with the
family, which is the principal
environment in which the core
values of morality and ethics
must be taught first.” Amen to
that!

Since Pastor Moss has the
guts to speak out about this
worrisome social issue, by con-
trast, whatever happened to the
Bahamas Christian Council
(BCC) that usually gripes so
vigorously about gay cruises
coming from abroad, but is
conveniently mum on topics
such as sweet-hearting and the
promiscuous lifestyles that
many Bahamians have adopt-
ed?

GIBSON



For every major, disrep-
utable issue that has erupted
over the past five years that
involved a high-ranking public
official, the vocal-when-conve-
nient BCC seemed to have sud-
denly lost its moral compass.

From allegations of rape to
the sweet-hearting epidemic, to
a pastor being charged before
the courts, to accusations of
public officials engaging in
under-age sex, there is one
most obvious and common
thread—that is, the deafening
silence of the BCC.

In the Bahamas, even the
churchmen who claim to be
touched by God to lead His
flock, have drifted away from
scriptural foundations, as many
of them have been blatantly
unfaithful to scripture.

It is widely known that cer-
tain pastors have been impli-
cated in extramarital affairs

with female congregants, and
even gay relationships with
under-age boys.

There is more than a handful
of Bahamian women who can
tell stories chronicling their
relations with a pastor from
whom they sought marital
counselling and/or.complained
about husbands who had extra-
marital affairs, but instead of‘
being counselled, they ended
up as bedmates.

There should be no question
as to why Avvy’s songs ‘Ghost
Move’ and ‘Roach on my
bread’ resonates with so many
Bahamians!

S pectnentin in the
Bahamas is a chronic

social contagion that has been a
facet of Bahamian social life
for generations, having
undoubtedly led to much
heartache and even death by
way of homicides and stress-
related illnesses.

Though there may be a vari-
ety of reasons people give for

divorce, sweet-hearting has ’

prominence as it has undeni-
ably led to the meteoric rise in
the local divorce rate, which

BUT president says women are
still facing obstacles to equality

@ By ALEXANDRIO MORLEY
Tribune Staff Reporter

BAHAMIAN women have
made progress in the effort to
gain access to the male-domi-

nated workplace, but obstacles
to equality still exist according
to Bahamas Union of Teachers
president Ida Poiter-Turnquest.

Ms Turnquest said access to
education and the eradication

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of poverty are interrelated, and
that through education women
are able to empower themselves
to make concrete changes in
their lives.

The union president was
commenting on a new report
by the International Labour
Office, which says that globally,
more women than ever are
working — but that a persistent
gap in status, job security, wages
and education between women
and men is contributing to the
"feminisation of working pover-
ty”.
The report was issued for
International Women's Day,
which was celebrated world-
wide yesterday.

According to "Global
Employment Trends for
Women Brief — 2007" the num-
ber of women participating in
labour markets — either in work
or looking actively for work — is
at its highest point.

In 2006, the ILO estimated

that 1.2 billion of the 2.9 billion
workers in the world were
women.

However, the ILO said more
women than ever before are
unemployed (81.8 million),
stuck in low productivity jobs
in agriculture and services or
receiving less money for doing
the same jobs as men.

Opportunities

The report adds that women

must be piven the chance.to,

work ct and their fam-
ilies out of poverty through cre-
ation of decent employment
opportunities that help them
secure productive and remu-
nerative work in conditions of
freedom, security and human
dignity.

The report also shows that
today more women out of the
total number of women at work
are in wage and salaried

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THOUGHT, FOR THE WEEK

“God gave His life for you to become

employment (47.9 per cent)
than 10 years ago (42.9 per
cent).

The step from unpaid con-
tributing family worker or low-
paid own-account worker to
wage and salaried employment
is a major step toward freedom
and self-determination for many
women, the ILO report said.

Ms Turnquest said she agreed
with the reports findings, but
pointed out that women are not
just excluded from good paying
jobs, but also access to educa-
tion. ;

interrelated, particularly in
respect to women,” she said,
“and until they are empowered,
poverty in the world will con-
tinue.”

Ms Turnquest said that
women are the nurturers in
society and that they play an
important role in the develop-
ment of children and the nation.

“If the mother is uneducat-

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astoundingly now stands at
nearly SO per cent!

Sad to say, we live in a soci-
ety where many persons are
found in church shouting to
God on Sunday, but by Sun-
day night, these same persons
are in the clubs, bending over
and getting jiggy!

Indeed, with the absence of
a secure family structure to
instil principles and values, the
social fabric of our society is
being ripped to shreds. We
must face the fact that we live
in an incredibly duplicitous
society!

What possible example can
dishonourable churchmen and
parents without a moral con-
science set for young people?

Broken homes and the
absence of a moral conscience
have far-reaching effects upon
youngsters—socially, educa-
tionally, emotionally and even
as adults, as they are usually
unstable partners in relation-
ships. ;

To truly further the devel-
opment of our nation, we must
begin with the most important
and basic building block—the
family!

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IDA Poitier-Turnquest

ed, there is a good chance that
the child will end up un-edu-
cated as well,” Ms Turnquest
said.

She said that women in the
Bahamas have made progress
in respect to voting rights, and

eF --+ =: equalaccess to the‘labour mar-
“Education and poverty are

ket.

However, she said, the issue
of complete equality between
women and men is something
that has to be continuously
pushed for.

In the last "Global Employ-
ment Trends for Women —
it was estimated that
women made up at least 60 per
cent of the world's working
poor — people who work but
don't earn enough to lift r~em-
selves and their families above
the US $1 per person, pex dav
line.

According to the current ILO
study "there is no reason to
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Discussion over possible partnership
between the Bahamas and US university

HOUSTON, Texas
Bahamian officials and the
University of Houston are
looking to bolster the hospi-
tality workforce in the
Bahamas.

In what may become a
series of discussions, the two
entities met in Houston to
discuss a possible partner-
ship between the Bahamas
and the university’s Conrad
N Hilton College of Hotel
and Restaurant Manage-
ment, which would provide
Bahamians with the leader-
ship and technical skills that
will eventually lead the grad-
uates to the top management
positions in the Bahamas
resort industry.

“The hospitality industry
is global, so it makes sense
to raise industry education
and training to a global lev-
el,” said John Bowen, dean
of the college. “If we expect
to improve hospitality ser-
vice, then we need to pro-
vide those in the field with a
variety of experiences from a
variety of reputable sources.
This partnership will do
exactly that.”

University officials, includ-
ing Bowden and Donald J
Foss, UH system senior vice
chancellor for academic
affairs and senior vice presi-
dent for academic affairs and
provost, met to discuss logis-
tics of a partnership with a
delegation of Bahamian offi-
cials.

Pressed areas of collabo-
ratic.. .aclude the creation
of joint bachelor’s and mas-
ter’s degree programmes
between the College of the
Bahamas and the Conrad N
Hilton College; a continuing

“The tourist pipeline is
already in place,” added
Bowen. “This partnership
would simply establish a cor-
responding industry pipeline
that would strengthen the
reach and international rep-
utation of both institutions.”

Both Bowen and Foss met
with Tourism Minister Obie
Wilchcombe, director gener-
al Vernice Walkine and Lin-
coln Marshall, executive
director of fhe Culinary and
Hospitality Management
Institute at the College of the
Bahamas, to discuss the
logistics and potential of the
partnership.

“This strategic partnership
will undoubtedly render the
College of the Bahamas as a
very attractive alternative for
persons wishing to pursue
higher education and train-
ing in the hospitality sector,”
said Mr Wilchcombe, “and
we look forward to increased
accessibility to technical and
leadership skills by Bahami-
ans seeking top level posi-
tions in the resort industry.”

For the bachelor’s degree
programme, students would
first earn an associate's
degree from the College of
the Bahamas.

The University of Houston
would establish a centre of
excellence in Nassau, spe-
cialising in resort manage-
ment, to oversee a subse-
quent two years of course-
work.

\ecording to the World
a.avel and Tourism Council,
tourism accounts for 50 per
cent of the Bahamian GDP
and 63 per cent of total
employment.

With tourism to the islands

B@ SEATED from left at the
University of Houston are Dr
James E Anderson, Renee
Mayers, Dr Lincoln Marshall,
Minister of Tourism Obie
Wilchcombe, Vernice Walkine,
Cecil Rose, Dr John T Bowen
and Gerald Strickland, assistant
yice chancellor of the UH inter-
national studies programme.

according to the government.

The US State Department
estimates that of the five mil-
lion visitors that the
Bahamas hosted in 2005, 87
per cent were from the Unit-
ed States.

The University of Hous-
ton, Texas’ premier metro-
politan research and teach-
ing institution, is home to





M OFFICIALS of the University of Houston, the Ministry of Tourism and the College of the
Bahamas pose for a group photo following discussions in Houston. From left Cecil Rose, regional man-
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utive director of educational technology and university outreach; Vernice Walkine, tourism director
general; Dr Lincoln Marshall, COB; Tourism Minister, Obie Wilchcombe; Dr James E Anderson, exec-
utive associate to the chancellor and president: and Dr John T Bowen, dean of the college.

more than 40 research cen-
tres and institutes and spon-
sors more than 300 partner-
ships with corporate, civic
and governmental entities.

estimated to increase by
nearly four per cent over the
next 10 years, the available
workforce needs to be both
larger and better trained,

education programme for
Bahamian hospitality
employees; and an executive~
development programme for
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NICOLE SMITH
(AP Photo)

Anna Nicole
“Smith death

FROM page one

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" revealing his findings until the
police have completed their
_ investigation.

According to the medical
examiner’s office, Dr Perper
wants to make certain none
* of the investigators’ findings
- change any of his own find-
- Ings.

Dr Perper reportedly
received a call from the Semi-
‘-nole police on Wednesday

advising him that they have

uncovered additional evi-
dence..

The police are expected to
evaluate this new found evi-
dence and then pass it on to
the medical examiner’s office.

Dr Perper yesterday would
not disclose what this addi-

. tional evidence was, but said
it may change his results.

Just two weeks ago the
‘. Seminole police were in Nas-
sau to investigate whether
there was anything in com-
~ mon in the deaths of the cov-

er girl and her 20-year-old son

Daniel — who died in Doctors

Hospital last September.

Police Chief Charlie Tiger
' was accompanied to the
' Bahamas by police officers

and a team from the Broward

County medical examiner’s

office on a two-day fact-find-

ing mission.

Assistant Police Commis-
sioner Reginald Ferguson
explained that Chief Tiger’s
team was in the Bahamas to
investigate the “sudden

, death” of Ms Smith and the
surrounding unanswered
; questions.

Chief Supt Marvin Dames
emphasised that there was
nothing unusual about the
Florida team’s visit, and that
it was simply a matter of
“mutual assistance.”

A preliminary autopsy
released by Dr Perper last
month showed that no drugs
. were found in Ms Smith’s
stomach, although prescrip-
tion drugs were found in her
hotel room.

At that time, Dr Perper
said that his findings indicat-
ed that there was no foul play
in the death of the former
Playboy playmate.

Ms Smith died on Febru-
ary 8 at the age of 39 after
being found unconscious in
her hotel room at the Semi-
nole Hard Rock Hotel and
Casino near Hollywood,
Florida.

She was laid to rest at the
. Lakeview Cemetery in New
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spokesman Lincoln Bain told
The Tribune yesterday.

They are pushing ahead with
the claims in spite of a setback,
in the form of the medical files
of those injured in the inciderit
being delivered incomplete, and
in some cases apparently having
been "tampered" with, said Mr
Bain.

"(Government) kept indi-
cating that they do not want this
to have to go to court, they want
to get this over with. We're hop-
ing that once we put the claims
in that they would settle and
then it would end there."

Furthermore, the group has

LOCAL NEWS:

already had writs served upon
government for wrongful arrest,
after police intervened when
several of the Sea Hauler
victims, and Mr Bain,
staged a protest outside the
prime minister's home in
December.

"This is not some dictator-
ship in the middle of Africa, this
is a civilised country where peo-
ple should get justice and if they
don't they have a right to
protest and that's according to
ihe constitution," said Mr Bain.

He claimed that the group is
prepared to "fight to the death"
over the arrests in addition to its
original cause.

Mr Bain said they hope there

Claim that Anna Nicole
Smith’s daughter’s birth
certificate may be invalid

FROM page one

Stern failed to sign the birth certificate in the correct manner.

He explained said that Mr Stern is named as the father of

Dannielynn, but that the certificate is signed by an attorney
where in fact Mr Stern’s signature should be.

Mr Pinder said that in the US lawyers put their name on the
certificate, but that in the Bahamas either a parent, the midwife,
someone who witnessed the birth, or someone who lives in the
house where the baby was born must sign the document.

The custody battle over Dannielynn is scheduled to continue
on March 16 in Justice Stephen Isaac’s court room.

Both Mr Stern and Ms Smith’s former boyfriend, photogra-
pher Larry Birkhead are claiming to have fathered the celebri-

ty’s baby.

Teachers union
satisfied deal can be
reached with ministry

FROM page one

teachers.

Yesterday, after numerous
unsuccessful meetings, Mrs
Poitier Turnquest said that she
and her colleagues were finally
satisfied with the information
brought to the table by the min-
istry, and were prepared to
"give them time to complete the
task" of reassessing salaries and
paying the teachers.

Previously, Mrs Poitier Turn-
quest and secretary-general,
Belinda Wilson had complained
that government was not mov-
ing fast enough in addressing
the situation.

They were displeased with
the Ministry of Education's fail-
ure to provide a concrete time-
line by which teacher's would
be receiving their overdue pay-
ments.

Although in early February
Education Minister Alfred

Sears promised that everything

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was being done to rectify the
situation as expeditiously as
possible, and late February and
March deadlines were given for
payment, the union initially
refused to accept these assur-
ances.

They cited previous broken
promises, and the fact that
teachers had already gone for
many months without receiving
the funds they had been expect-
ing.

Yesterday, these concerns
appeared to have been satisfied.

"There are still some issues
that are outstanding but for
most persons, it appears, though
I'm not going to take their word
for everything, it appears that
they will have some payments
by the end of March," said Mrs
Poitier Turnquest.

A final conciliatory meeting is
scheduled for Monday.

Attempts to reach Perma-
nent Secretary Creswell Stur-
rup, or Mr Sears for comment
were unsuccessful yesterday.

ays CL

will not be too much, if any,
negotiation over the claims.

"You can't negotiate the val-
ue of someone's son's life, or
someone's sister's life, you can't
negotiate the value of some-
one's leg," he said.

In the case of the files, Mr
Bain pointed out that there
were some serious and "laugh-
able" discrepancies. In one
instance, the file of a man who
had his knee seriously injured in
the Sea Hauler crash had his
injury recorded as a basketball
injury.

For another person who
underwent surgery as a result
of the deadly crash, their file
documented the surgery as hay-
ing taken place around s$1x
months before the incident ever
happened, Mr Bain said.

In late January, victims of
the tragedy threatened "serious
action" after only two of the
files pertaining to individuals in
the group were found in the
Princess Margaret Hospital.
Later, action was averted after
the files were unearthed.

Yesterday, Mr Bain stressed
that he did not blame the hos-
pital for the "strange" state of
the files, and added that the
group is "praying" that the
information still unaccounted






FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2007, PAGE 9

‘Sea Hauler tragedy victims to file
legal claims ‘in very short order’

for can be found and was not
destroyed.

Nonetheless, Mr Bain was
none too optimistic about the
whole ordeal, stating that "from
the beginning of this case it just
looked like a bunch of cover
ups, thro: gh and through."

The S°a Hauler collided with
a mail boat, the United Star,
while on its way to the Cat
Island regatta in 2003.

One man was crippled when
a rusting crane fell on to the
Sea Hauler's deck, crushing his
spine. Another lost his leg when
it was sliced off by falling equip-
ment. Altogether 25 people
were seriously injured, and ulti-
mately, four people died.

Since then, victims have
repeatedly sought compensa-
tion from the government for
severe physical and financial

hardship suffered, but have’

received nothing to date.

At the end of January,
Transport Minister Glenys Han-
na Martin emphasised that the
exact extent to which the gov-
ernment is liable is one for the
Attorney General to decide.

However, a statement from
Mrs Hanna Martin said that she
was also committed to "bringing
closure to this matter at the ear-
liest possible time."



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The Commission,
which consists of PLP
MPs Philip “Brave”
Davis, and Bradley
Roberts as well as Mr
Symonette, will make
their recommendations
known to the governor
general upon completion
sometime today.

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STORY SO FAR: Having been expelled
from their home by Serbian soldiers, the
Lleshi family is walking toward Macedo-
nia, as are many other Albanians. Sudden-
ly Serb policemen begin yelling at them and
herding them toward a railroad station.

CHAPTER FOURTEEN
Terror and Tragedy

e seemed to be waiting for a
train that was never going to
come. Eventually we sat down on the plat-
form. I tried not to remember stories I’d
read in school about trains that took people
to concentration camps and death. Police-
men were patrolling the edges of the crowd,
waving their guns in the air and threatening
to shoot troublemakers. There was
nowhere to get food or even water, and I
needed desperately to relieve myself.
Finally Papa spoke to one of the police-
men. The man nodded angrily, and Papa

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station. I was afraid to leave the men
behind, but I really couldn’t wait anymore.
Mama and I helped Granny to her feet. |
held onto Vlora, Mama half carried
Grannygand Aunt Burbuge and Nexima
broughi&the little ones. Shoving through
the crowd, we made our way to the
restroom.

Afterward Nexima and Aunt Burbuge
and Mama cleaned the little ones as best
they could. I washed Granny’s face with
the end of her apron and splashed won-
derful, cool water all over my face and
filthy hands and arms.

It was well after midnight when we heard
the long whistle of the incoming train. As
I’d feared, it was a freight train. The boxcar
doors rattled open. “Hold on to each oth-
er,” Papa said. “Tight! Tight!”

“Move! You lazy pigs!” shouted the
policemen as they used the sides of their
rifle barrels to push and shove us onto a
crowded boxcar.

With babies crying and old people whim-
pering, we held to one another as though
our very lives depended on it. Then, when
the long door slammed shut, Papa and
Uncle Fadil called each of our names soft-
ly in the darkness. No one was missing. We
might die, but at least we would die togeth-
er.

I'll never know how long we were on
that train. It simply sat there for hours
before it began to move; then it would go a
few feet and jerk to a stop that would throw
us hard against each other. There wasn’t
enough room to fall down, but once I heard

Adil cry out in alarm. I was terrified one of

the little ones would be crushed.

And then, with the train seeming hardly
to move all night long, the doors flew open
and we could see it was morning. Unac-
customed to the light, we blinked. “Stay

together. Hold onto each other,” Papa said,
though of course we were already all hold-
ing on as tightly as we could.

“Out! Out!” someone was shouting.

Still staying as close together .as possi-
ble we helped one another down from the
boxcar. I could feel the point of a gun in my
back as I held out my arms for Adil to get
down. There was so much noise and con-
fusion that I just focused on grabbing him
when he jumped. Papa was carrying

Granny. I hoped we didn’t have far to go

without our wheelbarrow.

The whole crowd of Albanians being
unloaded from the freight train were being
herded in the same direction. “Go on! Hur-
ry! Get out!” the soldiers were shouting.

et out of where? It was a while

before I realized that they meant
Get out of Kosovo! It didn’t matter that
two nights ago when we'd loaded the truck
that was what we intended to do—leave
Kosovo and head for Macedonia. Now it
was no longer our choice. We were being
thrown out, like garbage. “We are peo-
ple!” I wanted to yell. “Not pigs or trash. I
used to have good clothes and live in a nice
apartment. I used to read books and watch
TV and go to films. I used to have friends.
I used to comb my hair and brush my teeth
and misbehave in school.” But of course, I
said nothing. None of us did. We didn’t
want to tempt some angry soldier to use his
gun,

It was then that [heard a man yell, “Nex-
ima!”

I looked up. From a railcar far up the
line, pushing his way past the guards, was
Hamza, my cousin’s husband. “Here,” Nex-
ima said, handing me the twin she was car-
rying.

“No,” I said, “no.” We had to stay togeth-
er, that was all I could think of. I grabbed
her arm and held tight. And then the crowd
closed around us. We heard a shot. ’ll nev-
er know if it was that shot that took Nexi-
ma’s husband from his family forever.
Should I feel guilty for keeping her from
him? I’ll never know if I did the right thing.
Papa said we must all stay together. That
was all I could think of.

It had been almost a year since we had
left our comfortable life behind—and two
days since we'd left Uncle Fadil’s happy,
crowded farmhouse that was no more. We
would never see Hamza again, but the rest
of us were still together. Mehmet had not
disappeared into the KLA—or worse. Papa
and Uncle Fadil were still with us.

Granny had survived our terrible journey,
and even though her mind was more like a
child’s than was Adil’s, who was it who had
smuggled bread right past those hoodlums?

Suddenly the surging crowd stopped so
suddenly that I fell against the woman just
in front of me.

‘What was going on?

Mehmet, as usual, was the one who
seemed to know. “They say the Macedon-
ian border guards won’t let anyone cross.
There are too many of us.” My heart sank.
We couldn’t go backward. We would be
shot. And now, we couldn’t go forward.

(Continued on Tuesday)

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B@ AWARD-WINNING poet, playwright and novelist Fred D’ Aguiar explores “the ghost of
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ALEXANDRIO MORLEY

THE Bahamas is taking cen-
tre stage on the Caribbean lit-
erary scene this week as a first-
time host of the annual West
Indian Literature Conference.

According to organisers, the
event is an auspicious one — as
the conference, now in its 26th
year, has only been held out-
side the University of the West
Indies on a handful of occa-
sions.

Poets and novelists from the
region and academics from
around the world were present
for the opening day of the con-
ference, which it is hoped will
cement the Bahamas’ place on
the map in terms of literary
studies.

Co-ordinator of COB’s Eng-
lish programme Marjorie
Brooks-Jones explained that
the conference could not have
come at a better time for the
School of English Studies as
the college moves towards uni-
versity status. “It is reinforcing
the view that we want to send
out to the literary community
that we are engaged in this
kind of scholarly work,” she
told The Tribune. “This is a
huge thing.”

Mrs Brooks-Jones noted that
despite some early doubts about
the college’s ability to cope with
the formidable task of playing
host to the event, “everything is
going extremely well”.

She added that the college’s
senior management and presi-
dent Janyne Hodder have been
very supportive.

The opening of the confer-
ence yesterday saw interna-
tional attendees rubbing shoul-
ders with scholars and students
from around the Bahamas.

“We’ve got a number of peo-
ple from the community, a num-
ber of teachers including some
who’ve flown in from Long
Island, Grand Bahama, some
teachers from Government
High School, D W Davis, and I
understand some teachers from
the private schools are hoping
to join us for a day,” Mrs
Brooks-Jones said.

The conference began with a
presentation entitled “Naipaul
Legacies — Made in the West
Indies” by Dr _ Evelyn

O’Callaghan of the University
of the West Indies.

V S Naipaul, a Trinidadian-
born British novelist of Indian-

@ JEAN-ANTOINE Dunne giving her
presentation “The silent scream”

Trinidadian descent, has been
criticised for his unsympathetic
portrayal of the Third World,
however, Dr O’Callaghan sug-
gested the possibility that this
view needs to be re-evaluated
with respect to some of his
works.

Dr Antonia MacDonald-
Smythe of St George’s Univer-
sity in Grenada presented a
paper on another West Indian
Nobel Prize winner, St Lucian
Derek Walcott.

Discussion

Attendees were also treated
to a discussion on the works of
Guyanese novelist Wilson Har-
ris offered by poet, novelist and
academic Fred D’ Aguiar.

Harris’ writing style has been
the subject of controversy due
to his departure from several
accepted norms of style.
D’ Aguiar argued that Harris’
writing transcends cultural and
historical boundaries, particu-
larly in its use of African, Indi-
an, European and Native Indian
historical experiences.

In her paper, Dr Jean-
Antoine Dunne of the Univer-
sity of the West Indies
explained how Harris’ art “func-



@ DR Daphne Grace of the College of the



Bahamas speaking on “Mapping patriotic pain:
Edwidge Danticat’s The Dewbreaker and
Breath, Eyes, Memory”

tions as a process of healing and
a place for the potential of cre-
ativity.”

The presentations on Harris
sparked a lively debate among
presenters and the audience on
questions nationalism, globali-
sation and self-determination —
which saw 1997 Commonwealth
Writers Prize winner Earl
Lovelace weighing in.

A stimulating discussion of
Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Of
Love and Other Demons was
offered by Dr Kathryn Morris
of Ransom Everglades School
in Florida. This was followed
by a sharp presentation deliv-
ered by young Bahamian schol-
ar Krista Walkes, on “Narra-
tives of Evolution and Geogra-
phies of Dissolution in H Orlan-
do Patterson’s The Children of
Sisyphus”. Set in the slums of
Kingston, Patterson’s work
traces the struggles and tribu-
lations of a group of Kingston
Rastafarians.

The morning session ended
with readings by Bahamian poet
Marion Bethel and Guyanese
poet and 2006 Commonwealth
Writer’s Prize winner Mark
McWatt.

Day two of the conference is
expected to be just as eclectic
and engaging. West Indian and

American writers and profes-
sors will tackle topics ranging
from “Theorising Caribbean
Migrant Literature on the Hori-
zon” (by Dr Kezia Page of Col-
gate University in Maryland) to
“Language in Jamaican Dance-
hall Music”, which will be pre-
sented by Lakeisha Caples of
Chicago State University.

And on Saturday, the discus-
sion is expected to centre on
the relationship between litera-
ture, poetry and politics in the
Caribbean.

Kim..Robinson Walcott will
be speaking on “Jamaican Polit-
ical Ideology and the Quest for
Resolution in recent Jamaican
Novelg?. and Bahamian scholar
Chrisg#n Campbell will present
a paper entitled “Dis We Tings”
-— a study of folk culture,
romance and national identity.

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Hotels see 25 per cent drop
in Spring Break visitors

@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter



ahamian hoteliers are see-

ing up to a 25 per cent

decrease in Spring Break

visitors, The Tribune was
told yesterday, which some feel may
indicate the first fallout from the West-
ern Hemisphere Travel Initiative’s
(WHTI) introduction.

According to a spokesman from a
major Nassau-based hotel, which is
usually popular for its relatively low
room rates at this time of year, Florida
was the hot spot for Spring Break trav-
el because of its competitive room rates
and the fact there was no passport
requirement.

“I think that the passport require-
ment is responsible for the huge impact

One hotelier ‘sitting on 40% of my inventory’, although unclear if decline the result of WHTI initiative

we are seeing. Most of the hotels are in
the same position. March is usually a
huge month for us, and I can tell you
that right now I am sitting on about
40 per cent of inventory,” the hotelier
said, requesting anonymity because he
did not want to harm his property’s
competitiveness.

He added that of the rooms he has
remaining, many are being filled by a
group of workers from Kerzner Inter-
national.

“I only hope that this pattern does
not continue throughout the rest of
the year,” he said. .

Spring Break visitors were among
the four visitor categories being given

special monitoring and attention by
the Ministry of Tourism, which feared
that the WHTI would impact them the
most.

According to a Ministry of Tourism
research document issued earlier this
year, Spring Breakers were “key to
many non-resort properties in the
Bahamas”, especially Grand Bahama.

Almost 50,000 visitors between the
ages of 12 and 24 arrived in the
Bahamas on a vacation during March
and April 2006, traditionally Spring
Break time, averaging 5.6 nights in the
Bahamas and totalling 280,000 visitor
nights. .

The WHTI initiative, despite enjoy-

ing a period where US border protec-
tion agencies are employing a ‘light
touch’ in dealing with those US citi-
zens who do not have passports and
the airlines that transport them, has
been in effect sine January 23, 2007.

It requires all US citizens travelling
to the Bahamas by air to possess a
passport so they can return to their
homeland.

Robert Sands, senior vice-president
of administration and external rela-
tions at Baha Mar Resorts, felt if there
was a decrease in Spring Breakers, it
was not because of the passport initia-
tive. :

As for Baha Mar’s three properties,

he said occupancy levels remained very
close to where they were last year,
although the mix of guests might have
been different.

“That is because we made a con-
scious decision this year not to have
as many Spring Breakers as we had in
previous years,” he said.

Mr Sands said Baha Mar felt it
wouid not be beneficial to have a large
number of guests from one market seg-
ment, particularly when that segment
might not be able to co-exist with oth-

er guests. Rather, he said they were

SEE page 5B

BISX to publish Rules changes by ‘next week’

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas International Securities

Exchange’s (BISX) chief executive yester-

’ day said he was hoping to publish the draft
amendments to the exchange’s listings and
continuing obligations rules “during the
course of next week”, in a bid to obtain
industry feedback.

Keith Davies told The Tribune: “I’m

~ amending the final draft. I’m hoping to fin-
ish this in short order, and publish them
during the course of next week, if not the
end of this week.”

The redrafted BISX rules will cover areas
such as the timelines and content for listed
issuers’ financial filings, corporate gover-
nance, sanctions for breaches of the rules,
and possibly mergers and acquisitions
(M&A).

Mr Davies said previously that in review-
ing the guidelines, BISX had discovered
“some holes, some omissions and some
ambiguities” that it would now try to fill.

It was also looking to amend the type
and level of sanctions it could impose on
issuers who violated its rules, and the guide-
lines to them, with BISX seeking to intro-
duce fines for rules breaches.

Exchange drafting final letter to minister detailing
how public sector debt market will be implemented

Meanwhile, Mr
Davies said a final
letter that would be
sent to James Smith,
minister of state for
finance, detailing how
the listing and trad-
ing of government
and public sector
debt securities on
BISX would work,
was being drafted.

“We are reviewing
the final letter to the
minister and dis-
cussing the final
draft,” Mr Davies told The Tribune yester-
day. “It’s the details that will be included in
the final letter to the minister on how we
proceed to final implementation.”

BISX has already installed the hardware
and software for the technology platform to
facilitate the listing and trading of govern-
ment debt securities on the exchange, and
has been modifying this to ensure the sep-

®@ DAVIES

Tourism to create one of
every 1.5 jobs in Bahamas



@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamian tourism
industry will, directly and indi-
rectly, generate one out of every
1.5 jobs in the Bahamian econo-
my during 2007, a study revealed
yesterday, with this nation’s eco-
nomic dependence on the sec-
tor set to grow dramatically over
the next decade. For tourism will
produce one out of every 1.3 jobs
in the Bahamas by 2017, or
almost 80 per cent of total
employment.

The World Travel and
Tourism Council’s (WTTC) 2007
economic research on the
Bahamas, conducted in con-
junction with Accenture, found
that in relation to tourism’s con-
tribution to the Bahamian econ-
omy, this nation was the seventh
most dependent on tourism out
of 176 nations studied.

The WTTC study said:
“Bahamas travel and tourism
economy employment is esti-
mated at 100,000 jobs in 2007,
67.9 per cent of total employ-
ment, or one in every 1.5 jobs.

“By 2017, this should total
144,000 jobs, 79.9 per cent of
total employment or one in
every 1.3 jobs.”

The WTTC study estimated
that some 38,000 Bahamians and
residents were directly employed
in the tourism industry during
2007, accounting for 25.9 per
cent of total employment in this
country. |

By 2017, the tourism industry
was forecast to generate 55,000
jobs or 30.8 per cent of total
employment in the Bahamas.

The WTTC study described
the Bahamas as “a middle-tier
sized”, most intensive and mid-

Dependence on leading
industry set to increase
over next decade, with
sector accounting for
80% of employment or
one of every 1.3 jobs

dle-tier growing travel and
tourism economy”.

The Bahamas ever-increasing
dependence on tourism to drive
job creation and stability, plus
economic growth, is again likely
to generate calls for more eco-
nomic diversification. Yet to
judge from the continuing pro-
jects unveiled by the current
administration, this is not figur-
ing highly on the investment and
economic agenda.

The WTTC study estimated
that the tourism industry would
directly generate 18.5 per cent
of the Bahamian economy’s”
gross domestic product (GDP)
during 2007, accounting for some
$1.2048 billion in economic activ-
ity.

In nominal terms, this contri-
bution was projected to increase
to 22 per cent of Bahamian GDP
by 2017, or some $2.3663 billion.

Direct and indirect economic
activity generated by the
Bahamian tourism industry,
though, was projected to rise
from 53.6 per cent of GDP or
$3.499 billion in 2007 to 62.8 per
cent in 2017, accounting for
$6.762 billion in economic activ-
ity.

The WTTC predicted that the
Bahamian tourism industry

SEE page 6B

arate functions of trading, clearing and set-
tlement are better integrated.

By transferring the Government debt
market on to BISX, it is hoped that cost
savings will accrue to both the administra-
tion and Bahamian taxpayers, and generate
more work for various sectors of the finan-
cial services industry.
~ Outstanding issues of government-regis-
tered stock number more than 100, and
have a total value of more than $1.6 bil-
lion. :

The listing and trading of this on BISX, in
addition to Treasury Bills and other gov-
ernment paper, would more than double
the exchange’s $2.7 billion market capitali-
sation and give it critical mass.

It would increase investment options for
Bahamians, deepen capital markets liquid-
ity, and improve transparency associated
with public sector debt issues.

An electronic BISX platform would also
provide a “sense or orderliness” and time-
ly delivery of government debt issues to
the market.

Time running out on
Baha Mar joint venture

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Government last night
said both sides were “making
progress” towards completion
of a supplemental Heads of
Agreement for Baha Mar’s $2.4
billion Cable Beach redevelop-
ment project, but time is run-
ning out for the developer to
meet its March 15 deadline for
concluding the joint venture
deal with its equity partner,
Harrah’s Entertainment. ;

Don Robinson, Baha Mar
Resorts’ president, and Robert
Sands, executive vice-president
of administration and public
affairs, declined to comment
during a conference call when
asked by The Tribune for an
update on the status of talks
over the supplemental Heads
of Agreement.

Mr Robinson, though, said
that in relation to the $2.4 bil-

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lion project progressing further,
“everything is dependent on the
approval of the joint venture
and the Government Heads of
Agreement”. :

Vincent Peet, minister of
financial services and invest-
ments, told The Tribune that
talks with Baha Mar were pro-
ceeding, and that both sides
were doing their best to ensure

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Time running out on
Baha Mar joint venture

FROM page 1B ;

the March 15 deadline for the
developer to conclude its joint
venture agreements with Har-
rah’s and Starwood, the hotel
operating partner, would be
met.

“The status is that the nego-
tiations are proceeding, and we
are making progress,” Mr Peet
said. “We are certainly hope-

ful, and everything is being |

done between the parties to
accommodate that [March 15 ]
deadline.”

Mr Peet declined to comment
on what issues may be keeping
the two sides apart, saying that
“negotiations are always very
delicate, and I don’t want to say
anything further, other than to
say we are making progress”.

Baha Mar, though, had hoped
to conclude talks on a supple-
mental Heads of Agreement
with the Government by March
1, 2007, as this would have giv-
en it enough time to complete
all further arrangements for the
conclusion of the joint venture
agreements by March 15.

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The key issue for Baha Mar is
that if it misses the March 15
deadline, then both Harrah’s
and Starwood have clauses in
their agreements that will
enable them to ‘walk away’
from the deal.

John Forelle, Baha Mar’s
vice-chairman and general
counsel, had previously told The

Tribune: “The consequences of

not meeting the date 1s that two
public companies have a ‘walk
away’ right from the deal.

“It seems to us and, we
believe, the Government that
it’s a risk neither of us should
take - that we get past a date
that allows Harrah’s and Star-
wood to rethink this transac-
tion. We have no reason to
think that anyone is going to
change their minds about the
deal, but it’s not a risk we want
to take.”

It is almost inconceivable that

the Government would let the
Cable Beach redevelopment
slip through its fingers, espe-
cially with a general election in
the offing, but it is clear this is

what could happen if no sup-_

plemental Heads of Agreement
is concluded soon.

The Baha Mar deal almost
‘blew up’ twice during negotia-
tions for the investor group,
headed by Lyford Cay-based
billionaires, the father-and-son
duo of Dikran and Sarkis Izmir-
lian, to acquire the Wyndham,
Crystal Palace Casino and Nas-
sau Beach Hotel from Philip
Ruffin, plus the Government-
owned Radisson.

Among the issues being dealt
with in the supplemental Heads
of Agreement are the changes
in size and scope of the Baha
Mar project, which has
increased from $1 billion to $2.4
billion. The developers are
secking investment incentives
that are increased in proportion
to the development’s size.

Harrah's, the ~~ world-
renowned casino operator, is
scheduled to take a 43 per cent
equity stake in the project, and
bring its Caesar's Entertainment
brand to the 100,000 square foot
casino, purportedly the largest
in the Caribbean, and a 1,000-

‘

room hotel.

Starwood will bring its four

brands - the Westin, Sheraton,
W and St Regis to brand the
remaining hotels.
- Economic forecasts have indi-
cated that when completed,
Baha Mar would pump $560
million annually into the
Bahamian economy’s gross
domestic product (GDP), and
create more than 7,000 direct
and indirect jobs.

The same study reported that
Baha Mar’s cumulative impact
on Bahamian GDP would be
$11.2 billion over a 20-year peri-
od, with more than $4.7 billion
in tax revenues produced over
that same time period.

Among the projects being
held up by the delay in signing
the supplemental Heads of
Agreement are construction of
the re-routed West Bay Street,
plus the Commercial Village
that will house all the relocated
government offices and bank
buildings, plus the Straw Mar-
ket.

Mr Robinson yesterday told
The Tribune that the Nassau
Beach Hotel was due to be
closed during summer 2007, the
exact date depending on busi-
ness levels and construction
dates.

He added: “It'll be closed at
some time in the summer of this
year. We’re evaluating the exact
date, and a lot has to do with
business volumes and construc-
tion progress on the project.”

Mr Robinson added that “a
lot of people” on Baha Mar’s
payroll had expressed interest
in the company’s offer of an
Early Retirement and Volun-
tary Separation Programme for

employees, which was half-way

through and due to close on
March 30.

“A lot of people have
expressed interest in it, and are
evaluating how it fits in with
their life plans,” he added. “We
are reviewing each application
as they come in for suitability.”

Mr Sands said Baha Mar’s
senior executives were meeting
twice a week to review applica-
tions, and the company would
see “how this thing pans out in
the next two to three weeks”.

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Stocks
slip as
traders
pause

BY TIM PARADIS
Associated Press

NEW YORK — Stocks fell
slightly but showed more signs
of stability Wednesday as inves-
tors sifted through new eco-
nomic data and found little rea-
son to resume last week’s heavy
selling pace.

The stock indexes wavered
in a narrow range, reacting little
to comments from Chicago Fed
President Michael Moskow that
inflation remains stubborn and
that interest rate increases
might be needed to contain
costs. The stock market was
similarly unimpressed by data
showing a weaker jobs picture
and sluggishness in some areas
of the country.

Investors in the past week
have harbored concerns about a
global economic slowdown and
have been looking at data to try
to determine whether the U.S.
economy is still capable of pull-
ing off a soft landing.

In late trading, stocks turned
lower after drifting higher for
most of the afternoon, unable to
build on the rally of a day ear-
lier. Tuesday’s advance was
strong — the Dow Jones indus-
trials made up about 26 percent
of the losses they suffered in the
previous week — but it left
investors wondering whether
renewed volatility would sub-
side long enough to allow Wall
Street to build some consensus
about where stocks were
headed.

Overall, though, Wednes-
day’s trading was reassuring.
Volume levels were more typi-
cal of everyday trading than the
big numbers Wall Street posted
for much of the last week.

“The market is stabilizing
after the storm of last week.
That’s real progress.,” said
Hugh Johnson, chairman and
chief investment officer of John-
son Lllington Advisors.

The Dow Jones industrial
average fell 15.14, or 0.12 per-
cent, to 12,192.45. The Dow
traded within a 78-point range
Wednesday, a much narrower
band than in recent sessions.

Broader stock indicators alse
edged lower. The Standard &
Poor’s 500 index fell 3.44, or
0.25 percent, to 1,391.97, and the
Nasdaq composite index
declined 10.50, or 0.44 percent,
to 2,374.64.

Bonds got a lift from the Fed-
eral Reserve survey, which said
most parts of the country saw
modest economic growth in the
past month. The yield on the
benchmark 10-year Treasury
note fell to 4.50 percent from
4.53 percent late Tuesday.

Overseas markets, which
have influenced. U.S. trading
over the past week, finished
mixed and contributed to Wall
Street’s uncertainty.

Advancing issues and decli-
ners were virtually equal on the
New York Stock Exchange,
where volume came to 3.10 bil-
lion shares, down from 3.29 bil-
lion shares Tuesday.

The Russell 2000 index of
smaller companies fell 2.98, or
0.38 percent, to 775.90.

Overseas, Japan’s Nikkei
stock average closed down 0.47
percent, Hong Kong’s Hang
Seng index fell 0.73 percent, the
Shanghai Composite Index,
which helped trigger last week’s
selloff when it fell nearly 9 per-
cent in single session, rose 1.99
percent. Britain’s FTSE 100
closed up 0.29 percent, Germa-
ny’s DAX index added 0.34 per-
cent, and France’s CAC-40
advanced 0.33 percent.



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growth going forward.’

BY JEANNINE AVERSA
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Most parts of
the country saw modest economic
growth in the past month, although
there were pockets of sluggishness as
businesses continued to cope with
fallout from the troubled housing and
automotive industries.

Information in the new snapshot,

Wednesday prices are posted.

released Wednesday by the Federal
Reserve, was collected before last
week’s gut-wrenching nosedive in
worldwide financial markets, which
in part reflected investors’ worries
about the health of the U.S. and Chi-
nese economies.

Information from the survey will
figure into discussions at the central
bank’s next meeting on March 20-21.

ENERGY

Before that, the Fed had steadily
boosted rates for two years to fend
off inflation.

The Fed’s goal is to slow the econ-
omy sufficiently to curb inflation but
not so much as to cripple economic
growth.

TJ. Marta, fixed income strategist
at RBC Capital Markets, said the sur-
vey suggests “the Fed is generally
getting the moderation it wants” in
terms of economic growth, reason





FUELING PAIN

GAS TOPS $3 MARK AGAIN IN CALIFORNIA.
WILL REST OF U.S. FOLLOW?

“Tt kills me,” said Gloria Nunez,
53, as she filled her Ford Explorer
SUV at a San Jose gas station.
Nunez, a clerk for a communica-
tions company, has started working
a couple hours of overtime each
week to help soften the blow.

“All of a sudden you kind of have
to watch your pennies,” she said.

Analysts say drivers should
brace for more increases in the
coming weeks. Crude oil, which
makes up about half the price of
gasoline, is trading above $60 a bar-
rel. Higher demand, refinery main-
tenance and fears about springtime
shortages are also driving up prices,
particularly on the West Coast.
| “The West Coast will certainly



MARK LENNIHAN/AP
IN NEW YORK: A shopper is
bundled up against the cold on
Tuesday. The nation’s retailers °
said sales cooled in one of the

_ coldest Februarys on record.

OES RL

BY JORDAN ROBERTSON
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — Gasoline prices have jumped above $3 a gallon
in some parts of California and Hawaii, and may hit that level in other
parts of the country when the busy summer driving season approaches.

be the wild, wild West this year,”
said Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst
for the Oil Price Information Ser-
vice. Extensive maintenance work
at West Coast refineries has cur-
tailed supplies and exacerbated the
typical “preseason rally” spurred
by jitters about tight supplies.

“In the rest of the country it’s
just petro-noia. They’re worried
that they won’t have enough gaso-
line,” Kloza said. “But on the West
Coast the concern might be war-
ranted.”

However, analysts said it’s
unlikely other parts of the country
would see $3 gasoline before sum-
mer without a major disruption in
supply.

SALES



PHOTOS BY PAUL SAKUMA/AP

FEELING THE PINCH: Customer Alison Leupold looks unhappy Wednesday after she pumped $72.83
worth of gasoline at Menlo Atherton Shell gas station in Menlo Park, Calif. Below, the station’s



Average fuel prices are still below
their historical highs — most of
which were set in 2006 — but are
inching higher weeks earlier than
usual.

Wailuku, on the Hawaiian island |
of Maui, currently has the highest |

* TURN TO GAS PRICES

p '» of the: most

has been fairly steady, with most of
the Fed’s 12 regional districts charac-
terizing “price pressures as little
changed.” And, even with the job
market staying healthy in most parts
of the country, workers’ pay
increases “generally remained mod-
erate.” Both observations in the Fed
survey offered hopeful signs that
inflation isn’t flaring up.

° TURN TO ECONOMY

BRITAIN

Murdoch,
Branson
battle for
jar

; supremacy

f Viewers find themselves lost in
the middle of a fight for
domination of the British pay-TV
market between Rupert Murdoch
and Richard Branson.

BY JANE WARDELL
Associated Press

LONDON — In one corner, media
titan Rupert Murdoch with his tight
grip on pay-TV in Britain. In the
other, airline and music entrepreneur
Richard Branson, keen to expand his
empire by taking some of Murdoch’s
territory.

In the middle are millions of
pay-TV TAGES. who. have. peeR.
deprived. o





lar programs: on-
TV, such as Lost,
24, and The Simp-
sons, and soccer
fixtures.

The battle
between British
Sky Broadcasting
Group — 39 per-
cent owned by

MURDOCH

Rupert Mur-
doch’s News
Corp. — and

Branson’s Virgin
Media is one of
the most public
media dust-ups
in Britain for dec-
ades.

The two com-
panies are osten-
sibly arguing about program pricing,
a dispute that led to several of Sky’s
channels being yanked off Virgin’s
cable service last week after they
failed to reach a deal. But analysts
said the argument is really about the
future of the lucrative pay-TV indus-
try in Britain.

Branson and Sky Chief Executive
Officer James Murdoch — Rupert’s



BRANSON

*TURN TO PAY-TV

Cold spell continues for retailers

WU.S. retailers could be hurt this
spring by consumers’ concerns
surrounding higher fuel prices, a
volatile stock market and the
continued housing slump.

BY ANNE D’INNOCENZIO
Associated Press

NEW YORK — The nation’s
retailers, once hopeful for a strong
spring selling season, are being
forced to ratchet down their expecta-
tions after sales stalled amid the chill
of February.

Frigid weather stifled consumer
demand for lightweight spring
apparel. And some industry experts
doubt that this season’s fashions —
styles like mini dresses in bright geo-
metric patterns and baby doll dresses
— will have broad appeal. Mean-
while, there’s concern that consum-
ers will finally turn frugal because of
the housing market’s continuing
slump, and that last week’s stock
market tumble might also cause
shoppers to be more conservative.




TS FE

And there’s the lingering specter of
higher gasoline prices.

“People don’t necessarily feel less
wealthy because the market falls all
of the sudden or their housing value
is lower,” but if those factors “persist
over the next six months it may affect
long-term behavior,” according to
Frank Badillo, vice president and
senior retail economist at Retail For-
ward, a retail consulting company.

Retailers are scheduled to report
February same-store sales, or sales
from stores open at least a year,
today, but several retailers, including
Limited Brands, J.C. Penney and Tal-
bots, have already warned of disap-
pointing results. Same-store sales are
considered the best measure of a
retailer’s strength.

Besides dealing with broad eco-
nomic issues, merchants were grap-
pling with one of the coldest Febru-
arys on record. Limited said
inclement weather affected sales for
Valentine’s Day at its Victoria’s
Secret and Bath & Body Works

NORTE

chains.

“The month has been disappoint-
ing, “ said Richard Jaffe, a retail ana-
lyst at Stiffel Nicolaus.

The cold weather wiped out
demand for spring clothes, and,
because retailers had done a good job
clearing out winter merchandise dur-
ing a strong January sales period,
there was little for shoppers to buy.

“It’s cold, and Lord knows I don’t
want to be schlepping around to
stores,” said Jenny Fishman, of New
York, who has bought only some
shoes over the past few weeks. “I
can’t even fathom wearing spring
clothes.”

“We're seeing February being
soft,” Penney Chairman and Chief
Executive Myron E. Uliman III said
late last month. But he remained
hopeful that sales would rebound
with new spring fashions, and the
company still has a bullish outlook
for the next 12 months.

* TURN TO SPRING


4B |

EDUCATION

INTERNATIONAL EDITION

_ MiamiHerald.com | THE MIAMI HERALD

More companies play internship matchmaker

BY EMILY FREDRIX
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE — Claire
Richardson knew this summer
would cost her money.
Whether she chose to take an
unpaid internship, study
abroad or stay at Southern
Methodist: University and take
classes, she and her parents
would have to pay.

So that’s why. she didn’t
mind spending thousands of
dollars to land an internship,
plus housing and food, for a
summer in New York.

“When you look at it you’re
going to be paying money
wherever you are or whatever
you’re doing,” said Richard-
son, a 20-year-old sophomore
who will intern this summer at
brokerage Smith Barney.

Hunting for an internship
takes time and as more stu-
dents realize their value, com-
petition is getting fierce. A
slew of businesses have
popped up to help match stu-
dents with internships, charg-
ing hundreds to thousands of
dollars to help them write

ENERGY

Will gas
reach —
$3 mark
in all of

Us-:

°GAS PRICES

average price for a gallon of
regular unleaded at about
$3.20.

On the mainland, the title
goes to San Francisco, where
a gallon averages $3.10, a jump
of about 34 cents from a
month ago but still off the
high of $3.36 set in May 2006,
according to the AAA Daily
Fuel Gauge Report for
Wednesday.

The California cities of
Santa Barbara, San Luis
Obispo and Oakland are also
all above $3 a gallon. Most
other areas of the state are
just a few cents away from
cracking that milestone, and
motorists say they’re cutting
back to save money.

“T take the bus,” said Hec-
tor Esqueda, an 18-year-old
justice administration student
_ from Los Angeles who has
stopped driving his gas-guz-
zling, older-model Lincoln
Continental to save money.
“Other people are doing the
same thing. The bus is
packed.”

Nationwide, the average
price for a gallon of regular
unleaded is up about 32 cents
from a month ago, to $2.50,
according to the AAA report.
That’s more than 55 cents shy
of the all-time high recorded
in September 2005, after hur-
ricanes Katrina and Rita dam-
aged the Gulf of Mexico refin-
ery infrastructure.

Part of the reason is rising
demand. The U.S. Energy
Information Administration
said Wednesday that gasoline

ECONOMY

résumés, identify potential
employers and find summer
housing.

About three-fourths of all
college students have had
internships or some type of
professional work experience
by the time they graduate, said
Phil Gardner, director of
Michigan State’s Collegiate
Employment Research Insti-
tute. When he started follow-
ing such trends 25 years ago,
only 35 to 40 percent of col-
lege students interned.

“It’s just one of those things
you have to have before
employers will even consider
looking at your résumé,” he
said.

But students shouldn’t pay
to find an internship, he said,
because most universities
have career centers where stu-
dents can search for free.

A PRICE TO PAY

Richardson said she — and
her parents — didn’t mind
paying a firm like University
of Dreams to secure her
internship. She tried going to



demand has averaged more
than 9.1 million barrels per
day over the past month, a 3.3
percent jump over the same
period last year.

Oil prices jumped by more
than $1 per barrel on Wednes-
day, settling at $61.82, after
the agency also reported an
unexpected drop in crude oil
inventories as import levels
reached their lowest point
since 2005.

Across the country, drivers

‘are grappling with how to

manage the sudden spike.

Outside a Sunoco conven-
ience store in downtown Phil-
adelphia, T.J. Hawk, a 45-year-
old retired Philadelphia
police officer, recalled the
good old days when it cost $5
to fill the tank.

These days, it takes at least
$40 to fill his white Volvo.
Most weeks, he only fills it



DARREN HAUCK/AP

WORKING TOGETHER: Nancy Lerner, left, of Brill Street,
a business that matches companies with interns, meets
with a women at a career day event in Milwaukee.

her career center, but most
jobs were in Texas and she
wanted to go to New York.
University of Dreams uses
its staff's personal contacts at
500 companies to get students
interrships with employers
they couldn’t otherwise get

—



PAUL SAKUMA/AP

MOVING UP: Owner Dan Bajada changes the gas prices
sign at his Menlo Park, Calif., Shell station.

three-quarters of the way to
soften the hit to his wallet.
In Philadelphia, regular
unleaded averaged about
$2.57 a gallon early Wednes-
day morning, a 12 percent
jump from a month ago but

still well shy of the high of

$3.358 a gallon set in Septem-
ber 2005.

Several customers at a
Mobil station in St. Peters-
burg, Fla., were upset because
there seemed to be no real
reason for the price increase.

Lee Franc, a client manager
from St. Petersburg, spent
about $40 to put 16 gallons in
her Toyota Highlander.

“Katrina, I can under-
stand,” Franc said. “I didn’t
see a very good explanation
this time. You hear so many
excuses it gets to where you
don’t believe anything any-
more.”

Most of the country sees modes
erowth; still some slow pockets

* ECONOMY

The survey is based on
information supplied by the
Fed’s 12 regional banks and
collected on or before Feb. 26.

On the economic growth
front, the survey said that
“most Federal Reserve dis-
tricts reported modest expan-
sion in economic activity”
over the past month but “sev-
eral districts noted some
slowing.”

For instance, the New York
region said that although
growth is “well maintained”
there were a “few signs of
deceleration.” The St. Louis
district said activity
“increased more slowly.” The
Boston district reported some
“softening” in economic
activity and the Dallas region
said busiuess activity “contin-
ued to decelerate,” the Fed

said.

A separate survey by the
Business Roundtable found
that corporate leaders are
mostly positive about busi-
ness conditions — including
sales, capital investment and
hiring — in coming months.

The recent stock market
swoon hasn’t changed that
view, said the group’s chair-
man Harold McGraw III, chief
of The McGraw-Hill Compa-
nies. “The CEOs feel quite
comfortable that we have a
solid economy for the next six
months in terms of which to
operate,” he said.

The Fed survey found that
overall manufacturing activ-
ity held steady or expanded
even as some factories cut
back on production due to
problems in the auto and
home-building sectors.

“Most districts reported

that manufacturing activity
related to residential real
estate remained sluggish,

especially for production of

household appliances, furni-
ture and building materials,”
the Fed report said. The
Atlanta, St. Louis and Dallas
districts reported a “slow-

down in manufacturing of

auto-related products.”

The majority of Fed
regions reported steady
growth in retail sales but auto
sales remained lackluster.

The housing slump contin-
ued to be felt in almost all
parts of the country but there
were signs of improvement
noted in several Fed districts,
the report said. For instance,
in the New York region,
builders in New Jersey said
there was “some stabilization
in the market for new homes.”



into, CEO Eric Lochtefeld said.
For interns, that’s better than
sending in a résumé and hop-
ing, he said.

“Does any college student
really, sincerely believe that
their résumé will stand out or
get better consideration than

BRITAIN

an actual introduction would
provide?” Lochtefeld said.

In four years, the company
has placed 1,800 students in
companies such as Paramount
Pictures or MTV Networks,
both divisions of Viacom. It
has slots this summer for 850
students, he said.

Students pay from $6,499 to
$8,999 to have the firm find
them an eight-week summer
internship, plus housing, some
meals, transportation to work
and activities for a summer.
Financial assistance is avail-
able.

SUITING NEEDS

Another company, Fast
Track Internships, works with
students to identify firms that
suit the students’ goals but
either don’t have formal
internship programs or don’t
advertise them.

Steve Rodems, a former
powdered soap salesman who
started Fast Track with a busi-
ness, partner, said students
typically receive five offers.
The price: $799 if a student

wants an unpaid internship
and $999 if they want a paid
one. Both come with a two-of-
fer guarantee.

Laura Kestner, director of
Career Services at Marquette
University in Milwaukee, said
no one should pay to find an
internship. Looking for an
internship helps students
develop skills, she said.

But she is working with a
firm that helps employers
recruit interns, Chicago-based
Brill Street and Co.

“We’re advocates of teach-
ing students lifelong job
search skills, so there’s no rea-
son. you should pay someone,”
she said.

Employers tell Brill Street

their needs for jobs ranging ©

from a few weeks to 18
months, and the company
finds and pays the students.
Brill Street then bills the hiring
company and collects a fee off
that, said Nancy Lerner, who
founded the company with her
husband last year and was at a
recent career fair at
Marquette.

Viewers lost in the middle of
Murdoch and Branson battle

°PAY-TV

son — have both gone on the
offensive in the domestic
media in recent days, with
Branson accusing Sky of “bul-
lying,” and Murdoch contend-
ing that Virgin is playing the
“victim” to win public sympa-
thy.

“There are big issues at
stake and these are big char-
acters,” said Ivor Gaber, a
research professor in media
and politics at the University
of Bedfordshire, of the tough
public exchanges.

“That is the style of the
men involved,” Gaber added.
“TRupert] Murdoch is seeing a
new challenger and is trying
to see him off, while Branson
also has a big ego and doesn’t
like to lose.”

SHAKEUP POSSIBLE

BSkyB has long dominated
pay-TV in Britain, leaving
cable providers in the shade.
But the arrival of Virgin
Media — the result of a recent
merger between the two main
cable providers NTL and
Telewest — has threatened a
shakeup of the status quo.

Branson became involved
when the merged ntl:Telew-
est bought the British opera-
tions of Virgin Mobile late
last year. Branson became the

SALES

cable company’s largest sin-
gle shareholder in return for
licensing the Virgin brand
name.

A consummate publicity
operator who has jumped out
of planes and climbed astride
elephants to promote his Vir-
gin Atlantic Airways, Branson
moved quickly to improve
Virgin Media’s profile, begin-
ning talks with commercial
broadcaster ITV about a
potential merger.

Apparently sensing danger,
BSkyB swooped in and
snapped up a 17.9 percent
stake in ITV, blocking any
possible move on ITV by Vir-
gin Media.

Aside from angering Bran-
son, that maneuver has raised
red flags in government
offices about the level of
influence Rupert Murdoch
has over the British media.

Trade and Industry Secre-
tary Alistair Darling last
month asked for a preliminary
report into whether the deal is
against the public interest.

The so-called ‘public
interest test” triggered by the
government is designed to
allow it to block mergers
deemed potentially damaging
to the plurality of the media.
In addition to its stake in
BSkyB, Murdoch’s News
Corp.’s British subsidiary also

owns The Sun, News of the
World, The Sunday Times
and The Times newspapers.
In a separate inquiry, the
government’s Office of Fair
Trading, is examining the
deal’s effect on competition.
Meanwhile, the two com-
panies — and their bosses —
continue their public spat.

‘SCARED STIFF’

Branson has accused the
government of being “scared
stiff’ of Rupert Murdoch and
ran ads on the now defunct
Sky channels on the Virgin
service telling viewers that
“Sky has taken its ball and
gone home.” James Murdoch
has blamed Virgin’s tactics for
Sky “being dragged into the
mud.”

Gaber said that Branson’s
exploitation of the underdog
factor could win public sup-
port, particularly as he is a

“much more user friendly’

operator than Murdoch.”

Whether that means view-
ers left without popular pro-
grams will stand by him is
another matter.

Branson says Virgin has
retained viewers despite the
dispute, but BSkyB is now
advertising cheaper triple-
play — pay-TV, Internet and
telephone — services to Vir-
gin Media customers.

Retailers could be hurt by
lingering economic concerns

° SPRING

The International Council
of Shopping Centers is still
sticking with its modest same-
store sales growth forecast of
2.5 percent to 3 percent, but
Michael P. Niemira, ICSC’s
chief economist and director
of research, said winter
weather slowed consumer
demand at the end of Febru-
ary.

While February is one of
the least important months of
a retailer’s calendar, mer-
chants do hope to get some
idea of which spring fashion
trends are resonating with
shoppers.

John Morris, a retail ana-
lyst at Wachovia Securities,
said other apparel retailers
expected to post disappoint-
ing February sales include
Abercrombie & Fitch, Aero-
postale, The Children’s Place
Retail Stores, and AnnTaylor
Stores. Morris noted in a
report that he expects Gap,
whose continued troubles
resulted in the departure of its
CEO in January, to post a
5 percent same-store sales
decline.

Wal-Mart Stores, which
has been retooling its mer-
chandising strategy, expects a
modest same-store sales gain
ot 1 to 2 percent for February.
Meanwhile, rival Target
expects same-store sales to
rise a robust 4 to 6 percent for



MARK LENNIHAN/AP

BEARING THE COLD: A shoppper tries to stay warm in New
York. Cold weather and consumers’ concerns about the
economy may lead to a slow spring for retailers.

the month.

The big winners are
expected to include depart-
ment stores, particularly high-
end stores like Nordstrom
whose customers buy their
clothing ahead of the season.
Saks, which operates upscale
Saks Fifth Avenue, said
Wednesday it had a robust
24.7 percent gain in February
same-store sales.

As for those new looks —
which also include wide belts

and lucite handbags, reminis-
cent of mod styles of the
1960s — analysts are waiting
to see how well they do once
warmer weather arrives.

“You have to be pretty
courageous to wear that
stuff,” said Morris, noting that
it may only appeal to the
young.

Even Fishman of Riverdale,
N.Y., says she won’t be
embracing those
styles.“They’re not practical.”
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BUSINESS

FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2007, PAGE 5B



Water & Sewerage
readies $12m in
expansion contracts

Corporation seeking to improve 30% market
share of New Providence homes and hotels

@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

he Water and Sewerage Corpora-
tion has contracts in place valued at
$12 million for future projects, it

was revealed yesterday.
Speaking at the official commissioning
of the Blue Hills Reverse Osmosis plant, the
minister of works and public utilities,

Bradley Roberts, said the Government —

expects to commission three additional
reverse osmosis plants in New Providence
to service the northern, southwestern and
eastern areas of the island.

“We also intend to introduce a portfolio
of state of the art wastewater facilities to the
Bahamas, beginning with New Providence
and the tertiary treatment plant for the
Gladstone road area, which will service
Flamingo Gardens, Jubilee Gardens, South-
winds, Prospect Ridge, Cable Beach the
new Baha Mar and future developments,”
Mr Roberts said.

“We currently have works underway on
New Providence, and contracts for mains
improvements and expansion works that
are about to be signed totalling $12 mil-
lion, and it does not stop there.”

Work that the Corporation is about to
do includes the repairing of mains in
Eleuthera in Lower Bogue, James Cistern,
North and South Palmetto Point, Savan-
nah Sound and Bannerman Town, along
with the construction of new storage tanks
at the Boguee wellfields and Tarpum Bay.

In Abaco, works will include a new dis-
tribution system for Cherokee Sound, the
extension of mains in Cooper’s Town, a
new storage tank in Sandypoint and a new
reverse osmosis plant for Green Turtle Cay.

Mr Roberts said water delivery was too





@ INSIDE the new 7.2 million gallon-per-day reverse osmosis plant, built
and operated by Consolidated Water, which is located at Blue Hill Road

critical not to address aggressively, partic-
ularly as the Bahamas was a tourism desti-
nation.

At present, the Water and Sewerage Cor-
poration serves about 30 per cent of resi-
dences and hotels in New Providence. Mr
Roberts said it was critical that this changed,
so that the public was not exposed to unsafe
water from private wells.

The Blue Hills facility, long awaited, is

(Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune Staff)

the largest reverse osmosis plant in the
Bahamas, and at a cost of $29 million it has
the capacity of 7.2 million gallons per day
and can remain fully operational even when
power is gone. [t was built by Consolidated
Water after a lengthy bidding process.

Mr Roberts noted that soon, reverse
osmosis plants will eliminate the need to
barge water into New Providence from
Andros.

Hotels see 25 per cent drop
in Spring Break visitors



FROM page 1B

aiming for a mix of resort
guests.

Moving forward, Mr Sands
said Baha Mar did not want to
be classified as “‘a Spring Break
hotel” per se.

Edwin Lightbourne, a Min-
-istry of Tourism spokesman,
said it was still very early into
Spring Break, and as far as he
knew, the ministry had not yet
complied any statistics.

However, he pointed out that
the Ministry of Tourism was

in the Finance Industry.

Requirements:

* MCSE a plus

superior benefits package.

proactively dealing with Spring
Break, as the safety and conve-
nience of both visitors and
Bahamians was top priority.

Among the initiatives were:

* Spring Breakers will be giv-
ena "quick facts" brochure on
arrival at the Lynden Pindling
International Airport.

* The brochure will have
safety tips from the police, a
map of downtown Nassau and a
welcome message from the
Ministry of Tourism. This mes-
sage aims to encourage the stu-
dents to act responsibly while
here.



The Ansbacher Group, specialists in private banking, fiduciary services and wealth management,
has an opening in The Bahamas for a

COMPUTER NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR

The successful candidate must:

* Have three years experience administering a Windows 2000 network infrastructure, preferably

* Be knowledgeable in the use and applications of Microsoft products to include Office 2000,
Exchange 2000, Active Directory, SQL server and Windows 2000.

* Be able to perform basis hardware maintenance to printers, PC workstations and servers.

* Have ability to manage small projects with minimum supervision

* Possess competency in written and oral communications.

* Be willing to work occasionally after regular hours and weekends.
* Associates Degree in related field required.

The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and

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Ansbacher (Bahamas) Limited
P.O. Box N-7768
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: 325-0524

E-mail: hrmanager@ansbacher.bs

Deadline for all applications is March 9, 2007

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It will also encourage them
to congregate in a Spring Break
Zone that will begin at Arawak
Cay, moving east along Bay
Street to encompass the West-
ern Esplanade and Long Wharf
Beach. The Zone will end at the
eastern perimeter of the British
Colonial Hilton.

* The purpose of the Spring
Break Zone is to have Spring
Breakers concentrated as much
as possible in one area. This will
result in better safety for Spring
Breakers, and more comfort for
Bahamians and other tourists
who do not want to participate



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in Spring Break activities.

* Phe Ministry of ‘Pourism
will coordinate activities in the
Spring Break Zone. These will
include the playing of music by
a DJ, water sports and beach
games such as volleyball.

* The Spring Break Zone will
be operational from 10am to
6pm each day. This will begin
on Monday, March 12, and con-
tinue for at least the next six
weeks.

* There will be an increased
police presence in the Spring
Break Zone, primarily by the
Tourism Patrol Unit.



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NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.46 of 2000)

SORENSTAM INVESTMENTS LIMITED
IBC No. 128357B

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with Section 131 (2)
(a) of the International Business Companies Act (No. 46 of 2000),
SORENSTAM INVESTMENTS LIMITED is in Dissolution.

Any person having a Claim against SORENSTAM INVESMENTS
LIMITED is required on or before the 28th day of April, 2007 to
send their name, address and particulars of the debt of claim to the
Liquidator of the Company, or in default thereof they may be excluded
from the benefitofany distribution made before suchclaimisapproved

Rosana Hollins, of Suite 2B, Mansion House, 143 Main Street,

Gibraltar is the Liquidator of SORENSTAM INVESTMENTS -
LIMITED .

ESTATE SALE
of
PROSPECT
RIDGE

Furniture, Antiques, Appliances,
Collectibles, Books, Piano, etc. etc.

Friday, 9th March
Saturday 10th March
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
No Early Birds Please

Directions: From Goodman’s Bay roundabout
go south through golf course, first house
on right (west) at top of the hill

ANTE



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The incumbent will have overall responsibility for the efficient operation

and maintenance of equipment and machinery, with a keen focus on detail
in keeping with international standards. He/she will also be customer oriented
with a track record of mastery in mechanical areas. Specifically he/she will
be required to:

>» Ensure the effective and efficient performance of the maintenance
function for the following assets: ~
Building and the environment .
Packaging lines and blow molding operations
Utilities supplies: Electrical distribution, high and low pressure

air, refrigeration and RO water systems

» Manage the workshop and the execution of planned and preventative
maintenance program
» Diagnose equipment malfunction and remove, install or effect repairs

as NECESSATY

>» Evaluate the maintenance performance in his/her area of responsibility.
compile reports and effectively use performance data

» Maintain technical integrity of plant to attain production targets and
keep abreast with latest technological advancements

Ideal candidate would have strong Electrical & Mechanical Engineering
experience, demonstrate a profictency to trouble shoot and repair common

electrical problems and have the ability to work independently.
Please send resume to: Human Resources Manager
P.O. BOX N-3207

DA 16436

NASSAU, BAHAMAS


PAGE 6B, FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2007

THE TRIBUNE





Tourism to create
one of every 1.5
jobs in Bahamas

FROM page 1B

cent in 2017, accounting for
$6.762 billion in economic
activity.

The WTTC predicted that
the Bahamian tourism indus-
try would enjoy 2.6 per cent
growth in 2007, and see an
average growth rate of 3.8 per
cent per annum over the next
10 years to 2017.



The study said total travel
and tourism demand in the
Bahamas would grow from
$4.433 billion in 2007 to $8.428
billion in 2017.

The Bahamian tourism
industry’s growth rate was
projected to be behind the 3
per cent average the
Caribbean will enjoy in 2007,
although the projected 10-
year average is higher than
the region’s 3.3 per cent.

Jury orders Vonage
to pay Verizon $58m

@ By MATTHEW BARAKAT
AP Business Writer

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP)
— Internet phone company
Vonage must pay Verizon
Communications $58 million for
infringing on three patents that
enable the upstart’s low-cost
telephone service, a jury ruled
yesterday.

The judgment is far less than
the $197 million that Verizon
had requested, and it was more
in line with what Vonage had
suggested — if the Holmdel,
N.J.-based company was found
liable. Still undetermined is
whether Vonage will be barred
from using Verizon’s technolo-
gy. Following the verdict, attor-
neys for New York-based Ver-



Legal Notice

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000) _

BEYSS INVESTMENT GMBH
In Voluntary Liquidation

“Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
BEYSS INVESTMENT GMBH. is_ in Dissolution”

The date of commencement of dissolution is 23rd day of
January, 2007.

Mr. Brian Thomas Wadlow
34, South Hill Road
Gravensend,
KENT, DA12 1JX, UK
Liquidator

Legal Notice

NOTICE

PAWPRINT INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 9th day of
February 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

les USD

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

DAILY POWER HOLDINGS LTD.
In Voluntary Liquidation

“Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
DAILY POWER HOLDINGS LTD. is in Dissolution”

The date of commencement of dissolution is 23rd day of
February, 2007.

Rustem Limited
Trident Chambers
P.O. Box 146, Road Town, Tortola
British Virgin Islands
Liquidator



NOTICE

NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION



OF

PATARA LIMITED

IVI
Notice is hereby given that liquidation, of the above commenced
on the 16th day of February, 2007 and that Credit Suisse Trust
Limited of Bahamas Financial Centre, Shirley & Charlotte
Streets, Nassau, Bahamas has been appointed Liquidator of the
Company.

Credit Suisse Trust Limited
Liquidator



ESSO Standard Oil, S.A., Ltd. is looking for Talented Candidates
| for the following position:

FLEET ENGINEER
ROLE:

Achieve success and flawless execution in Fleet Operations through managing operations,
logistics and personnel on a day to day basis. Responsible for product deliveries in Nassau and
Family Islands . Ensure Fleet activities are carried out safely and in accordance with Esso ‘s
standards and government regulations at an acceptable cost and at an agreed service level.

NECESSARY SKILLS:

—Bachelor degree in Engineering (Industrial, Mechanical) or Related Fields

2 - 3 Years of experience in areas of study

Great Interpersonal Effectiveness & Communication Skills
—Cognitive/Technical/Business Knowledge: Analytical Thinking, Innovation, Judgement

—Has Commitment to High Standards

—Result Oriented, Committed, with Drive & Perseverance
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—Demonstrates Leadership

| If you fulfill the position’s requirements, please send your resume by email to: recruitmentbahamas@yahoo.com



izon requested a permanent
injunction barring Vonage from
further use of the patented tech-
nology.

A hearing on the request was
scheduled for March 23 in U.S.
District Court in Alexandria.

Verizon sued Vonage last
year for infringing on five
patents that it said Vonage uses
to make its Internet telephone
service network functional. The
eight-person jury found Von-
age infringed on three of the
five patents.

The jury found in its verdict
that Vonage’s infringement was
not willful. That means Verizon
cannot collect triple damages,
which can be awarded in patent
infringement cases.

“This is a significant victory
for Verizon,” said Dan Webb,
one of Verizon’s attorneys. “Ti
shows that companies that
infringe patents can be held
liable.”

In a statement, Vonage said it
was pleased that the jury had






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rejected Verizon’s claims that
it infringed on two patents, and
that it expected the verdict on
the other three to be reversed
on appeal.

Vonage added that it didn’t
believe there was any basis to
support Verizon’s request for
an injunction. “If the trial court
does impose an injunction, we
will seek an immediate stay
from the Federal Court of
Appeals,” it said.

Vonage is a leading provider
of broadband Voice over Inter-
net Protocol service and has a
customer base of more than two
million. Last year, it lost $286
million on revenue of $607 mil-
lion. Verizon Communications
Inc. earned $6.20 billion in 2006
on revenue of $88.14 billion.

Shares of Vonage Holdings
Corp. fell 21 cents, or more than
four per cent, to close at $4.84
on the New York Stock
Exchange. Verizon stock gained
80 cents, or 2.2 per cent, to close
at $36.48 on the same exchange.












NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF Terrance
James McCoy Late Of Mosley Lane
in the Eastern District of the Island of
New Providence, Engineer, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claim or demand against the
above Estate are required to send the same
duly certified in writing to the undersigned
on or before the 30th day of March, A.D.,
2007, after which date the Executrix will
proceed to distribute the assets having regard
only to the claims of which she shall then

have had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby given that all
persons indebted to the said Estate are
requested to make full settlement on or
before the date hereinbefore mentioned.

E. DAWSON ROBERTS & COMPANY
Attorneys for the Executrix
Chambers,

P.O. Box N-918,

Magna Carla Court,
Parliament & Shirley Streets,
Nassau, Bahamas


THE TRIBUNE |



Bahamas Ferries
enters into Internet —

marketing agreement



@ BAHAMAS Ferries executive Khaalis Rolle

(FILE photo)

ahamas Ferries, the
inter-island ferry ser-
vice provider, has

signed an agreement that will
see the Internet site,
www.Bahamas.Gour.Net, mar-
ket the company and its ser-
vices via the Internet.

The agreement aims to raise
awareness among potential
international tourists of the
opportunity to visit multiple
Bahamian islands during their
stay via Bahamas Ferries.

Khaalis Rolle, a Bahamas
Ferries executive, said the part-
nership was intended to expose
the company and its high-
speed ferry services to a wider
market.

The company operates high
and medium-speed Catamaran

vessels for passengers, vehicles
and freight to eight Family
Island destinations. The most
popular tourist destination is
Harbour Island, Eleuthera, to
which Bahamas Ferries offers a
one-day excursion,

Bahamas.Gour.Net uses a
search engine marketing
approach that has proven suc-
cessful in exposing clients’
products to a wide range of
international customers, dri-
ving new business to their
products.

It offers a wide range of ser-
vices to customers, including
the promotion of their services
and activities, online reserva-
tions, direct on line booking
services and cross-banner
exchange.



Tribune says it has no
plans to sell any of
its other newspapers

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Tri-
bune Company, which
announced this week it is shed-
ding two small Connecticut
newspapers, says it has no plans
to sell the Chicago Tribune, Los
Angeles Times, The (Balti-
more) Sun or any of its other

papers. re gon

“While the special commit-
tee of our board of directors
continues to oversee Tribune’s
exploration of strategic alter-
natives, we have no current
plans to sell additional newspa-
pers,” Scott Smith, president of
the publishing division of the
Chicago-based parent compa-

ny, said in a brief statement.

On Tuesday, Tribune Co.
announced it was selling The
Advocate of Stamford and the
Greenwich Time to Gannett
Co. for $73 million in a transac-
tion between the nation’s two
largest newspaper companies.

-After-the-announcement of
that sale, Dennis FitzSimons
said the company had exceeded
its goal of selling $500 million in
“noncore assets.”

Besides the two newspapers
sold to Gannett, Tribune since
last summer has shed a number
of assets, including television
stations in Atlanta, Boston and

WwW

Albany, N.Y.; 2.8 million shares
of Time Warner common stock
and a former Los Angeles
Times printing facility.

Earlier in the week, Smith
said that the two Connecticut
newspapers did not fit the com-
pany’s strategic focus on larger
publishing and interactive busi-
nesses, and in his most'recent
statement made it clear Nhat the
remaining papers do.

“Our newspapers are clear
leaders in the major markets
they serve, and fit our strategic
focus on larger publishing and
interactive businesses.”

The company, which has seen

POSITION VACANCY
MANUFACTURING PLANT OPERATIONS MANAGER

Pepsi Cola Bahamas, an affiliate of Pepsi Americas, Inc., is searching
for a qualified individual to manage its manufacturing operations. This
includes Production, Quality Control, Maintenance, Warehouse, Fleet,

its newspaper readers — fol-
lowed by advertisers — contin-
ue to migrate to the Internet,
still is expected to decide this
month on a possible restructur-
ing or other move, following a
six-month strategic review.



FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2007, PAGE 7B







- For the stories behi
the news, read Insi
on Mondays —

NOTICE

BROOKLINE LIMITED

Pursuant to the Provisions of Section 138 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 notice
is hereby given that the above-named Company has
been dissolved and struck off the Register pursuant
to a Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar
General on the 28th day of December, 2006.

LYNDEN MAYCOCK
Liquidator
of
BROOKLINE LIMITED

POSITION AVAILABLE

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-* Computer skills must include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft

Word

¢ Excellent oral and written communicational skills

¢ Ability to work on own initiative

¢ Interpersonal skills

¢ Ability to work with cash

* Must be able to implement and maintain company standards
and procedures .

¢ Applicants must be between the ages of 18 - 21

Please fax or hand deliver resume to

CONFIDENCE INSURANCE BROKERS
& AGENTS LTD.
Shirley Street (Church Street Plaza)

Fax # 325-8486



Design/Build Teams are invited to submit proposals to construct a |
new bridge carrying the Grand Bahama Highway over the Lucayan ]
Waterway near Freeport, on the ishand of Grand Bahama.

PRE-QUALIFICATION FOR

BRIDGE DESIGN/BUILD CONTRACT

SCOPE OF WORK: The project limits will consist of approximately one ff
half (1/2) mile of roadway, a bridge over the Lucayan Waterway |
Canal and the extension of the existing seawall bulkheads along
both sides of the canal. The intent is for the bridge to span across the |
Lucayan Waterway with no piers or marine fenders in the Lucayan
Waterway. This bridge is intended to be the initial two (2) lanes of a |
future (4) lane facility with a carrier space for utilities and at least one

sidewalk with pedestrian vehicle divider/batrrier wall. No sidewalk

facility is anticipated with the bridge in this agreement, only with the
future four lane facility. The work also includes the reconstruction of |
the approach roadway eastbound and westbound to the bridge to
provide for one lane in each direction at the bridge and connection |
to the four (4) lane divided Grand Bahama Highway beyond the |
project limits.

and Logistics. (5‘direct reports, 30+ indirect reports).
Qualified candidates must posses the following:

Education:
¢ Minimum Bachelor’s degree in business, operations or related field

Experience:
¢ — Prior leadership, supervisor and coaching experience required.
Operations and distribution experience preferred

Personal:

Results oriented

Strong leadership

Team builder / Team player

Ability to coach and develop people
Excellent interpersonal skills
Process oriented

Problem solver

Ability to multi task

Interested Design/Build Teams must submit information on their tech- |
nical and financial competence for qualification, no later than |
Friday, March 16, 2007 to:

Mr. Dudley Francis

Project Manager

THE GRAND BAHAMA PORT AUTHORITY, LIMITED
Southern Ridge Building

P.O. Box F-42666

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

Tel: (242) 352-6611 Ext. 2085

Fax: (242) 351-8473

E-mail: dfrancis@gbpa.com

A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the
successful candidate. If you are a strong leader/manager capable of
multi tasking and are interested in being part of a dynamic, growing
international company, please mail or email resume to:



Human Resources Manager
Pepsi Cola Bahamas Bottling Co., Ltd.
P. O. Box N-3004
Prince Charles Drive
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: 364-2123






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The nation’s retailers report °

disappointing











decline analysts estimated.



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/ By ANNE wart Abercrombie & Fitch Co. direction is merchandise.” market, that could challenge through the spring.
D'INNOCENZIO Bebe Stores Inc. reported its Cohen noted that retailers’ shoppers in the months ahead. Rival Target Corp. enjoyed a Abercrombie & Fitch posted ho
AP Business Writer first monthly decline in 46 — biggest mistake is that stores Ken Perkins, president of 5.7 per cent increase in same- _a six per cent same-store sales
— months, blaming the weakness are not in step with customers’ RetailMetrics LLC, a research store sales,above the 5.1 per drop, worse than the 2.3 per
/EW YORK (AP) — The — on not having enough trendy penchant for buying clothing company in Swampscott, cent estimate. cent analysts expected. i
iditional excuse for disap- tops. to be worn immediately; mer- Mass., said defaults and delin- Limited Brands Inc. had a Among department stores, is
iting retail sales in Febru- Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which chants display the new mer- quencies in the mortgage three per cent increase in Federated Department Stores an
a1) —cold weather — may not reported continuing problems — chandise well ahead of when industry — coupled with the same-store sales, below the — which acquired May ,
be enough to explain sluggish — with its apparel offerings, had the season begins. The late decline of mortgage equity four per cent estimate. The Department Stores Co. in 2005 ‘U
icsults posted by US mer- _ sales below analysts’ estimates. arrival of winter weather withdrawls that give consumers — company had warned that bad and is transforming its Macy’s ”
chants from Gap Inc. to High-end stores like Nord- helped clear out cold weather — extra cash — could curtail weather affected Valentine’s brand into a national depart- :
\nn Taylor Corp. Unappeal- strom Inc. were among the __ items and boosted sales in Jan- — spending. Day sales at its Victoria’s ment store chain — reported a *
og fashions may also have _ bright spots, but analysts say —_uary. But that meant there was All these factors combined Secret and Bath & Body 1.2 per cent same-store sales
omething to do with it. stores catering to the middle- little for shoppers to buy last helped depress the February — Works chains. gain, below the, 2.8 per cent S
As merchants reported their to lower-income shopper might —_ month, as they had little inter- sales tally at The International Bebe had a 2.2 per cent _ estimate. 2
sales results Thursday, the dis- suffer more as the economy _ est in spring wear. Council of Shopping Centers- decline in same-store sales, “Sales in February were ff
ippointments went beyond the continues to slow. Another problem, Cohen — UBS sales, which rose a mod- _ below the estimate for a 2.2 impacted by a series of snow apt
usual stragglers like Gap and “February can be a treach- _ said, is that fashion has become __ est 2.5 per cent, the low end _ per cent gain. “I continue to and ice storms in the eastern i
scluded stores like teen stal- erous month from a weather “too commoditized.” This sea- of the projected range of 2.5 believe we will see a more half of the U.S., including those =
standpoint,” said Michael C. — son’s fashions -—- 1960s mod __ per cent to 3.0 per cent. The appropriate assortment in during the important selling pa
Appel, managing director of — looks like baby doll tops and results are based on sales at March with a sexier feeling to days immediately preceding - :
cre Quest Turnaround Advisors mini dresses in geometric pat- stores open at least a year, our overall assortment,” said Valentine’s Day,” said Terry Ligt
it the CS at —@ LLC. But the big problem, he terns — are being offered known as same-store sales and CEO Greg Scott. J. Lundgren, chairman, presi- :
ay said, was the merchandise. everywhere at every price considered a good gauge of a Chico’s, whose sales stalled dent and CEO ina statement. =
it nd the news Marshal Cohen, chief ana- point, he noted. Not to men- __ retailer's health. — ; in recent months, posted a 4.3 Penney had a 0.2 per cent a
atl i] lyst at NPD Group Inc.,a Port tion that some experts doubt While February is one of the per cent decline in same-store decline in same-store sales in =
SAS By Washington, N.Y.-based mar- _ whether these looks will have __ feast important months of a — sales, worse than the 1.4 per its department store business, bas
reat Insight ket research company, agreed, — broad-base appeal. retailer’s calendar, merchants cent estimate. The company, somewhat better than the 0.5 1
pe saying, “The weather is a good Retailers also are grappling do hope to get some idea of — which caters to boomers, is per cent decline analysts 4
‘Mondays excuse, but the truth is weath- — with a slowing economy, pat which spring fashion trends are refreshening its assortments. expected. The company said :
ORCS eee er is one direction. Another _ ticularly a weakening housing — resonating with shoppers. ‘AnnTaylor, dragged down _ sales improved at the end of a
Wal-Mart, dragged down by __ by sluggish sales at its lower- last month, particularly in ;
weakness at its namesake dis- price Loft division, struggled areas where the weather oi
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5 . sales, below the 1.5 per cent than the 4.5 per cent analysts continued to shine. Nordstrom i
i INT HE SUPREME COURT CLEQUI000325 estimate from Wall Street ana- expected. The company said it reported a 9.1 per cent increase ae
Equity Side lysts surveyed by Thomson — is working to refresh Loft’s in same-store sales in Febru- iy
a Financial. merchandise with updated ary, beating the 5.7 per cent ey
The world’s largest retailer classics and wear-now fashions. _ estimate. ;
‘ IN THE MATTER of all those pieces parcels or lots of land blamed the sales shortfall on Gap, whose troubles led to On Wednesday, Saks Inc., 20
: comprising Lots 73, 74 and 75 of the Gregory Town Crown Allotments a continued weakness in the the departure of its CEO in which operates Saks Fifth at
i f tsa ; me = vome and apparel business. January, had a four per cent Avenue, said its same-store
4 situate in the Island of Eleuthera one of the Islands of the Commonwealth o! Wal-Mart said those two busi- decline in same-store sales, sales surged 24.7 per cent. oe
The Bahamas. nesses should remain soft better than the 4.8 per cent Analysts expected 6.4 per cent. i3e.
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IN THE MATTER of The Quieting Titles Act 1959 Credit Suisse (Bahamas) Limited a
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: IN THE MATTER of The Petition of Bernard A. Kuttner a
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: ecrundiere CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND HEAD OF ;
; NOTICE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
' : APL Sh tt : 1
© The Petition of BERNARD A. KUTTNER of Millburn, New Jersey one of : The position is open to candidates with the following minimum requirements: oa
& . the Untied States of America and Gregory Town, Eleuthera one of the islands :
_ of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in respect of;- Main tasks: ve
° Ensuring accurate and timely delivery of monthly results and analysis *
E ‘ gia oof bk . ee for Private Banking legal entity CS (Bahamas) Ltd. and other Private |
—_ As ee ae ae eee aes oe o ape Pes ten 2, Banking entities managed via service level agreement;
and 7 OL ne Gicgoly, LOW tOW nL Oune as a ee ba ° Preparation of required statutory accounts/reports and their presentation 4
' parcels or lots of land are bounded as follows on the North West by Crown - to management;
i Land and by the property of the Petitioner and running thereon One hundred and ° Overseeing all HO, Group and Regulatory reporting to specific reporting
fi Ninety-eight and seventy-nine hundreths (198.79) feet on the West North West deadlines for all legal entities within scope; i
| by the property of the Petitioner and running thereon One hundred and Eleven ° Ensuring that all Balance Sheet accounis are substantiated & reconciled;
and Thirty-two hundreths (111.32) feet on the North East by vacant land, by ° Ensuring timely and accurate Management Information System (MIS)
_ Cave Street and Lot Number No.6 of the Gregory Town Crown Allotments reporting to monitor Assets under Management (AUM), Net New Assets
and running thereon One hundred and Seventy-eight and Sixty-two hundreths (NNA) & Client Profitability (TOl); :
| (178.62) feet on the South East by the property of the Petitioner and running : Ensure that accounting treatment for new products are implemented in =
| thereon Three hundred (300) feet and on the South West by Crown Land and ae ok ano implementation review with IT, :
: running thereon One Hundred and Six and Sev en hundreths (106.07) feet and . identify potential risks and suggest improvements regarding controls, |
| which said pieces parcels or lots of land are more particularly delineated and ‘ ‘i
eas : Se es ce systems in use and business management; “i
| shown on the plan filed in this matter and thereon coloured Pink. ° Ensuring compliance with SOX requirements for entities within scope; "
aP 2s ; : ; ; ° Chairman of Bahamas Finance Committee; “
Bernard A.Kuttner claims to be the owner in fee simple in possession of the ° Responsible for preparing and monitoring budgets and expenses for 6!
| said land free from encumbrances and has made application to the Supreme legal entity, overseeing payables and receivables; in
’ Court in the Commonwealth of Bahamas under Section 3 The Quieting Titles ° Managing Financial Accounting department (staff) of legal entity; 1"
' Act, 1959 to have his title to the said land investigated and the nature and extent : Managing relationship with Auditors & Regulators 1
2 thereof determined and declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted: by the . Providing overall leadership, direction & control to the finance function "4
‘ourt in accordance with provisions of the said Act. in the Bahamas ;
i . Seat ays a Bee : ie et Requirements:
' ee ee ie said land may be inspected duing normal office hours tn : Prior experience as senior manager in similar capacity; -
iy oe era B PIeee @ Strong Product Control or Financial Accounting background required; oe
ee . ea eee . ° Good working knowledge of US GAAP; “5!
} (a) The Registry of the Supreme Court in the said City of Nassau © Good understanding of Private Banking Business; ideally demonstrated i
: by prior work experience; "4
i (b) The Chambers of McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes, Mareva e Technical product knowledge of structured products would be a plus; is
House, 4 George Street in the City of Nassau, Attorneys for the ° MBA / MS (Finance), CPA, CA or equivalent; "
i Petitioner: and ® Effective communicator and hands-on and proactive approach; i"
° Strong analytical and organisational skills and good sense of control; i
(c) ‘The office of the Island Administrator at Govenor’s Harbour . Demonstrated management / leadership skills; nN
Eleuthera ° Good IT skills would be an asset ie
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Pines ieee ise : hata eee Ba ke feet hee Experience: i
te Ane by giv ae por oe ut oF oh 5 ol a el - re ° 10 years of hands-on accounting work experience; "
/ se Ch a m not recognized in the Petition shall on or cfore the ° 3-5 years of senior management experience N
14th day of May, 2007 file in the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioner or ty
the undersigned a statement of his claim in the prescribed form, verified by an Personal Qualities: if
} Affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure of any such person to be file and serve a ° Excellent administrative, organizational, leadership and communication \
statement of his claim on or before the said 14th day of May, 2007 will operate skills i
as a bar to such claim. ° A commitment to service excellence I
. Ability to meet deadlines with minimum supervision i:
° Ability to work in a team environment Ny
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Dated the 7th day of March, A.D. 2007. ° Competitive salary and performance bonus "
° Pension Plan is
° Health and Life Insurance "
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ONLY APPLICANTS MEETING THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE "
CONTACTED. NO TELEPHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED. nh
McKINNEY, BANCROFT & HUGHES ‘y
Chambers i Applications should be submitted: :
Mareva House Human Resources Department ‘i
. P.O. Box N-4928 le
4 George Street Nassau, Bahamas I
Nassau, Bahamas or via fax 356-8148
Attorneys for the Plaintiff "

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 19¢h, 2007
THE TRIBUNE

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FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2007, PAGE 9B

Stocks climb as of





stability cross siobal markets

@ By TIM PARADIS
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall
Street extended its recovery
from last week’s big plunge, ris-
ing Thursday after several sta-
ble sessions helped buttress
investor sentiment and allay
some concerns about the econ-
omy.

Thursday’s advance helped
investors speed past lackluster
retail sales figures and focus on
more promising comments
about March sales.

Investors also grew more con-
fident following gains in mar-
kets in Europe and Asia. The
dollar was mixed against major
currencies and fought its way
higher against the yen, easing
some concern about whether
global liquidity would tighten.

Investors eager for signals
about the health of the econo-
my bet on rising fortunes for
United States businesses a day
ahead of the Labour Depart-
ment’s much-anticipated Feb-
ruary employment report.

Strong employment is seen
as crucial on Wall Street

Dow rises 100 points before pullback

According to preliminary cal-
culations, the Dow closed up
68.25, or 0.56 per cent, at
12,260.70.

Lender New Century Finan-
cial Corp. announced after the
markets closed that it would no
longer be accepting loan appli-
cations, and that it secured $265
million in financing to help it
meet financial obligations.

Broader stock indicators also
put up sizable gains Thursday.
The Standard & Poor’s 500
index climbed 9.92, or 0.71 per
cent, to 1,401.89, and the Nas-
daq composite index advanced
13.09, or 0.55 per cent, to
2,387.73.

Bonds fell as_ stocks
advanced; the yield on the
benchmark 10-year Treasury
note rose to 4.51 per cent from
4.50 per cent late Wednesday.
Gold prices rose.

Light, sweet crude fell 18
cents to $61.64 per barrel on the

trading floor — stocks seemed
to move in tandem over con-
cerns about whether the global
economy would begin to sput-
ter. Investors should remain vig-
ilant, Levitt says. “I think we
are still going to see some
volatility. Investors need to
focus on keeping the risks in
their portfolio in check. ‘Chere
are good opportunities around
the world but certainly it ts a
good time to think about quali-
ty.”

The major indexes did show
some volatility on speculation
New Century would make some
kind of announcement. The
stock, which dropped below a
52-week low of $3.94 to as low
as $3.37 before rebounding
somewhat, fell $1.20, or 23.2 per
cent, to $3.96.

Larry Peruzzi, senior equity
trader at The Boston Compa-
ny Asset Management, said
there are fears in the market

sales at stores open at least a
year, rose a lower-than-expect-
ed (0.9 per cent in February.

Wall Street had been looking
for sales at the world’s largest
retailer, which has lately shown
some difficulty boosting its
monthly numbers, to increase
Ls per cent. Wal-Mart, one of
the 30 stocks that comprise the
Dow industrials, fell 11 cents to
$47.82.

Nordstrom rose $2.31, or 4.6
per cent, to $52.73 after its Feb-
ruary same-store sales jumped
9.1 per cent, well above the 5.7
per cent increase predicted by a
Thomson Financial poll of ana-
lysts. Same-store sales are a key
measure of a retailer’s perfor-
mance and a strong report
Wednesday luxury department
store chain Saks Inc. fanned
Wall Street’s expectations for
Saks’ competitors.

Saks, after rising Wednesday,
advanced 10 cents to $19.92.

its hostile bid for Caremark Rx
Inc., which is in the sights of
retail pharmacy chain CVS
Corp. Caremark advanced 48
cents to $61.78. Advancing
issues outnumbered decliners
by three to one on the New
York Stock Exchange, where
volume came to 1.65 billion
shares.

The Russell 2000 index of
smaller companies rose 5.24, or
0.68 per cent, to 781.14.

Overseas, the Nikkei rose
1.94 per cent, Hong Kong’s
Hang Seng Index added 1.36

per cent and the sometimes-
volatile Shanghai Composite
Exchange rose 1.08 per cent. It
was a nearly nine per cent drop
in Shanghai on February 27 that
helped ignite a worldwide
spasm of selling that led major
US indexes to give back their
gains for the year.

In Europe, stocks added to
gains after the US markets
advanced. Britain’s FTSE 100
closed up 1.16 per cent, Ger-
many’s DAX index added 1.44
per cent, and France’s CAC-40
advanced 1.27 per cent.

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vc established Fashion neret|
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because robust consumer New York Mercantile that mortgage lenders might March, with the Easter holiday,
spending has kept the economy Exchange. face bankruptcy. “This is one — will likely prove to be a more 20 Vie FY Aye} tt) tS locatio

charging ahead in recent years.
Larger concerns about the
economy figured heavily in last
week’s selloff.

“T think we got a little bit too
negative too fast,” said Brian
Levitt, corporate economist at
OppenheimerFunds Inc., refer-
ring to the February 27 global
selloff that sent the major US
indexes down more than three
per cent. “They failed to see the
‘broader picture that there still is
fairly good underlying strength
in the economy.”

The Dow Jones industrials
were up more than 100 points in
afternoon trading before pulling
back amid rumors a subprime
lender would declare bank-
ruptcy.

The focus on broader market
sentiment and the impending
February employment report
overshadowed word from the

‘Labor Department that the

number of newly laid-off work-
ers seeking unemployment ben-
efits fell last week to the lowest
level in a month.

Unlike last week, news from
overseas provided little head-
wind to US stocks. On Thurs-
day, the European Central
Bank raised interest rates by a
quarter point, as expected, and
the Bank of England left rates
unchanged. Turbulence in stock
markets worldwide last week
gave a sense that Wall Street,
London and financial capitals
in Asia were essentially one big

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P.O. BOX General Deliy@egrge Town, Exuma,
Bahamas is applying to the Minister responsible for
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as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
days from the 9th day of March, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N- 7147,

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of the fears that has kind of
been overhanging the market
with this whole subprime real
estate concern,” he said.
Nonetheless, investors
seemed able to look past some
unpleasant news from retailers.
Wal-Mart’s same-store sales, or

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The successful applicant must have

e Minimum of three years Corporate
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important month for retailers.
Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals
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to $2.90 after the US govern-
ment rejected the biotech drug
developer's radiation sickness
treatment. Express Scripts Inc.
rose $1.20 to $75.97 after raising



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8.50 6.90 Bank of Bahamas 8.50 8.50 0.00 0.796 0.260 10.7
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2.20 1.64 Colina Holdings 2.10 2.10 0.00 1,000 0.078 0.040 26.9
THE BAHAMAS AND WE HAVE OPENINGS FOR THE 14.00 9.38 Gamineaw sain Bank 14.00 14.00 0.00 150 0.998 0.680 13.9
. 6.26 4.22 Consolidated Water BDI: 5.09 5.09 0.00 134 0.045 38.0
FOLLOWING POSITIONS: 2.88 2.40 Deatars Hes pial s ; 2.46 2.46 0.00 0.000 83
6.21 5.54 Famguard © 6941 5.94 0.00 0.240 10.8
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suit.

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trump loser, South is in danger of

going down in a contract that a |

moment earlier appeared certain. The
outcome at this point seems to
depend on whether East or West has
the ace of hearts.

But it would be a mistake for de-
clarer to stake the outcome solely on
the location of the heart ace. To lead
a heart to the king at this stage would
place too much reliance on the ele-
ment of luck and, in the actual deal,
would prove fatal.

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king of spades and A-K of diamonds,

then ruff a diamond. A club to the ace €

is followed by leading dummy’s last
diamond, but when East follows with
the queen, South discards a heart
instead of ruffing!

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endplays East. He is forced to return
a heart to dummy’s king or concede a
ruff-and-discard. Either way, South
loses only three tricks.

By adopting this line of play,
declarer gives himself an extra
chance to make the contract. He does
not know which opponent has four
diamonds, or who has the ace of
hearts, but it costs him nothing to try
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3 When this is falling, there's no fine 1 That's funny, you can order one in
promise (5) a cricket club! (5)
8 — Possibly dooms a sinful city (5) Very much heavier than air
10 Hang around waiting for the machines! (7)
feathers? (5) Ina popular description, fat! (4)
11 Does dad keep her quiet? (3) An arresting thing to say (4,2)
12 Demonetration poesibly poor and Relatively able to dlepel
nolay (5) one’s fears (5)
13° Food, that’s plain, in black The doctor's a bit of a fool
and white (7) to drivel 80! (5)
15 In which to pay the posse, The expected ingredient
possibly (5) of fonduas (3)
18 Operative period? (3) Ctearly had been lying
]_ 19 Go round on the underground line (6) in the wood (7)
21 Ascarled by soldiers in battle? (7) Unit of square measure (3)
22 Lash out for a valuable painting! (4) Make too hot and wet (5)
23 Wherein to live in endless The seame are sound, It appears (5)
depression (4) Frightened bird? (7)
24 Picked for feather-light treatment? (7) Light banter, but It finishes
26 When thad to enter very nolsy! (5)
the fray (6) Involved In a thrashing, | fall out,
| 29 Fool the little beast! (3) upset (5)
31 Files around making Having been calmed, sitting -
tools (5) around a lot (7)
32 Possibly bleat about certain points Like the shades of various petals (6)
being justifiable (7) A working family? (3)
34 Ite bad for eatin (5) Plunder like a shot? (5)
35 Lees than a foot to the east (3) Fumiture to work at (5)
36 Not much of a blizzard, perhaps! (5) Uncle Andy's honest and Innocent (5)
37 Anexclusive thing to do (5) Father's no walter (4)
38 Peels back the rest (5) Will he not keep still? (3)

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Helicopter blade (5)
Women (7)

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Stiff (5)

Postpone (5)
Change (5)
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rized) 14, Gl-A-clal 15, Chi-eftal-n 17, Off-screen 18,
(6) 9, os aly 20, Shot 23, Took C-over 25,
, Over 27, Pre-f(old)er 29, Stab-bed 32, Hoi
, The-orises 35, Roll , Sa-a-man 37,
)-8 38, Suspected 39, H-ideb-ound
DOWN:1, Hand-I-cap 2, Floating vote 3, Undre-am-t 4,
Reason 5, H-and-s o-ut 6, Stage fever.7, Scratch 8,
Bed-ling-ton 11, O-live (rev) 16, Fian-C-e 19, Mar (rev) 21,
Had a basinful 32, Mid-air 23, To-othb-rush 24, Vary lights
25, Karlene) 28, Flip-side 29, Stew-a-rD-s 30,
31, Not-iced 33, Id-L-es 34, Tr-ash-y —-

14, Unleash 15, Innocuous 17, Dedicated 18, Sawdust 19,
Gadget 20, Epic 23, Plimsolls 25, Postnatal 26, Reek 27,

A 32, Onlookers 34, Fraternal 35, Aquatic
36, 8 37, Stun 38, Obstactes 39,

Tennessee.
DOWN: 1, Upstairs 2, Once in a while 3, Barefoot 4,

5, Intended 6, Scoundrels 7, Warlock 8, Mathodical
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been passive, allowing the black
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MARCH 9

ARIES - March 21/April 20
Got a touch of March madness,
Aries? Get out and about and it is
sure to subside. It seems that Lady
Luck is on your side -- romance is
likely for Thursday.

TAURUS - April 21/May 21
Have you been considering an addi-
tion to your family, Taurus? Now is
the right time to make your plans.
Seek the advice of Sagittarius who
won’t steer you wrong.

GEMINI - May 22/June 21
Don’t put off that much-need vaca-
tion any longer, Gemini. Visit your
travel agent and book the trip as soon
as possible. Pisces will be willing to
share your company.

CANCER - June 22/July 22
That blossoming romance really
starts to move along quickly, Cancer.
The stars are pointing toward a long-
term relationship. This very well
may be The One! Enjoy your good
fortune on Tuesday.

LEO -— July 23/August 23

Too much running around has left you
feeling on end, Leo. It’s a fine time to
ask some of your friends to do the
entertaining for a change. Look to
Capricom for a little assistance.
VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

Still facing that nagging question,
Virgo? Trust your instincts and
you'll know what to do. A healthy
dose of energy this week puts you
in a sporting frame of mind.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23
You’ve taken a large step with your
relationship, Libra, but it may have
been a mistake. That special someone
seems to be pulling away a bit.
Consult with Leo for advice.

SCORPIO — Oct 24/Noy 22

| If you’ve been on the fence about a

career change, Scorpio, it just may
be best to wait a little longer. You
have too many large plans for the
months ahead.
SAGITTARIUS — Noy 23/Dec 21
You may just want to hang around
the house this week, Sagittarius, and
act like a real homebody. Perhaps
you should try something crafty —
like needlepoint or ceramics. Expect
good news on Tuesday.
CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20
It seems that a family member has been
a nuisance lately, Capricorn, but don’t let
it bother you too much. This person just
knows how to push your buttons. Virgo
provides the answer to a key question.

AQUARIUS -— Jan 21/Feb 18

It seems you've got your fitness rou-
tine on track, Aquarius. The results
are beginning to be noticable. Career
changes are inevitable starting by
week’s end.

PISCES -— Feb 19/March 20
That under-the-weather feeling is
something that you can’t seem to
shake, Pisces. It may be best to give in.
and visit the doctor. Enjoy a little
pampering from loved ones .

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SAC extend lead
at the top in

track and field

championships



@ TRACK
AND FIELD
By BRENT
STUBBS
Senior Sports

Reporter

ST. AUGUSTINE’S
College cemented its
lead by from 105 on
the first day to 168 on
day two of the
Bahamas Association
of Independent Sec-
ondary Schools
Sports’ Track and
Field Championships.

Despite not having
all of their top ath-
letes competing in
their speciality events,
the Big Red Machines
maintained their grip
on the lead as they
trek along for their
19th straight title
today as the three-day
meet comes to a close
at the Thomas A.
Robinson Track and
Field Stadium.

The Queen’s Col-
lege Comets continue
to stay in second place
with 461 and the St.
John’s Giants are in
third with 237.

SAC, coached by
William ‘Knuckle-
head’ Johnson, are
dominating all four -
bantam, junior, inter-
mediate and senior -
divisions combined.

The Big Red
Machines are also out
front in the bantam
girls, intermediate
girls, senior girls, ban-
tam boys, junior boys
and senior boys.

The Comets,
coached by Gary
Markham, are riding
high on the shoulders
of their junior girls
and intermediate boys
as they try to stop the
Big Red Machines
from sweeping all
eight divisions at the
end of the day.

Relay

Both teams are
counting on their
relay teams to get the
job done as the final
of both the 4 x 100
and 4 x 400 metre
relays will be contest-
ed today.

There will also be
the final of the 800
and a number of field
events.

It would appear that
right behind the big
two, there is a tight
race developing for
the third spot.

At present, the
Giants are holding
onto third with 237,
but the St. Anne’s
Bluewaves are not too
far behind with 225.
The Temple Christian
Academy Suns are
still in contention as
well with 192.

The Jordan Prince
William Falcons could
also mount a strong
attack today and move
up from sixth.

They have a total of
189.50 to their ledger
and should not be
counted out just
yet.

There are a total of
13 schools participat-
ing in the meet, which
is also serving as a
qualifier for the
Bahamas Association
of Athletic Associa-
tion’s Carifta team
that will be going
to the Turks &

Caicos Islands next
month.

Lockhart sprints —

@ TRACK AND FIELD
By BRENT STUBBS

Senior Sports Reporter

NASSAU Christian Academy’s
Shawn Lockhart will hold the title as the
fastest man in the Bahamas Association
of Independent Secondary Schools for
the next year.

Lockhart claimed the feat yesterday
as the BAISS’s annual Track and Field
Championships’ most glamorous event
took place at the Thomas A. Robinson
Track and Field Stadium.

Lockhart came from behind in the
pack and bolted down the straight in the
final 50 metres to power past the field
and win in a time of 10.89 seconds.

“The competition was very hard, but
as soon as I got out my drive, I knew
that I had it,” said the 16-year-old 11th
grader.

CW Saunders Cougars’ Brandon
Miller crossed the finish line in 10.94 for
second and Queen’s College comets’
Deron Carey was third in 10.98.

The senior girls’ race was intended to
be the marquee event with two Auburn
University bound sprinters hooking up.

But St. Augustine’s College Big Red
Machines’ Cache Armbrister didn’t run
in the heats on day one and that left
Prince William Falcons’ Sheniqua Fer-
guson to contend with twa other SACers.

Ferguson, 16, was no match for the
pair as they easily secured the win, get-
ting out of the blocks ahead of every-
body and she coasted home in 11.57 to
defend her title.

“To me it went great. This was just
my third race for the season, so I just
wanted to do my best through the phas-
es. It wasn’t any competition. But I
thanked all of the athletes for giving me
the competition.”

Tia Rolle of SAC was second in 11.86
and her team-mate, Krystal Bodie, who
is also heading to Auburn University,
was third in 11.89.

Another impressive performance came
from Temple Christian’s Warren Fraser,
who stormed from behind to take the
intermediate boys’ century in 10.74.
SAC’s Marcus Thompson got second in
10.88 and Queen’s College Aaron
Wilmore was third in 10.97.

“My start wasn’t too good. I didn’t
like the start, but I just tried to stay
focused,” said Fraser, who continued a
winning tradition by his older brothers.

Queen’s College’s Sparkyl Cash, 13,
was also quick out of the blocks and she
wasn’t challenged the rest of the way as
she took the intermediate girls’ 100 in
11.89.

SAC’s Valonee Robinson was second
in 12.15 and Cash’s team-mate Ashlee
Dorsett got third in 12.38.

“AMI I want to do is thank God. I went
out there and did my best,” Cash reflect-
ed. “I had Valonee on the side of me
and my friend, Ashlee, so I had to go
out and run to come out on top.”

Another Queen’s College sprinter
took the spotlight in the junior boys divi-
sion. Harold Carter knocked off War-
ren Fraser’s younger brother, Deveaugh,
to win the race in 11.51. Fraser was sec-
ond in 11.64 and his team-mate Trevor
Mackey got third in 11.67.

“The race was good. I got a good start,
but I got stiff in the middle. | had to run
at the end,” he pointed out. “We had
Deveaugh and Trevor, so | had to push
myself.”

In the junior girls division, Printassia
Johnson got the ball rolling for Queen’s
College as she sped to victory in a time of
12.10.

She was unchallenged as St. John’s
Lovette Bethel came in second in 13.08
and Kingsway Academy’s Randi Hilton
was third in 13.09.

“It was nice. From the beginning, I
executed as my coach told me to do,”
said 13-year-old Johnson.

SAC’s Kirkland Culmer took the ban-
tam boys’ 100 in 12.57 with CW Saun-
ders’ Leonard McPhee second in 12.89
and St. John’s Juwon Forbes third in
13.20;

“It was a little hard, but I just put God
first,” Culmer stated. “When I got out of
the blocks, I saw the guy out front, so I
just did my best to win.”

And SAC’s Aalyah Harris was a little
too much for the rest of the field to han-
dle. She breezed through the bantam
girls’ LOO in 13.21.

Her nearest rival was Shelby Carbin of
Qucen’s College, who ran 13.63 to nip












@ NASSAU Christian Academy's
Shawn Lockhart holds off CW Saun-
ders’ Brandon Miller to win the senior
boys 100 in 10.89.

(Photo: Felipé Major/Tribune staff)

her team-mate Willecai Hart (13.64).

“It was pretty easy because I raced
some of those people before,” she said.
“T was very satisfied.”

Harris, 12, also posted a double, pop-
ping a winning leap of 3.78 metres on
her final attempt.

“T felt good because | was always
jumping before the board and my mom-
my was getting mad at me,” she said.
“So Lhad to hit it.”

Another race that took some of the
spotlight came in the senior boys’ 1,500
metres.

Queen’s College Kenneth Wallace-
Whitfield waited until the last lap to pass
his training partner, Nicholas Swaby of
Temple Christian and then he passed
SAC’s Cerio Rolle to win the three and
a half lap race.

Wallace-Whitfield, 15, won the gru-
elling race in 4:30.78. Rolle did 4:36.03
and Swaby was clocked in 4:37.71.

“I decided to just run with the pack.
The wind was heavy, so [ had to fight it,”
Wallace- Whitfield said. “I decided to go
for it. Llooked back to see if | had to go
anymore because | still have my main
race, the 800, to focus on.”

@ QUEEN’S College’s Printassia
Johnson captures the junior girls’
100 in 12.10.

(Photo: Felipé Major/Tribune staff)

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TRIBUNE SPORTS

_ SPORTS



Coach King

asks Windies —
howlers to tidy
up their act

»

Wilson wins high jump
but falls short of record

= CRICKET
TRELAWNY, Jamaica
Associated Press @ TRACK AND FIELD
WEST Indies coach Ben- By BRENT STUBBS
nett King has asked his Senior Sports Reporter

bowlers to tidy up their acts.

Bowlers conceding bound-
aries on the last ball of overs
and bowling wides that add
up to dozens of extra deliv-
eries in each match is
rankling King.

"We tend to concede
boundaries off the last ball
and waste all the good work
of previous deliveries," King
said as West Indies practiced
in Jamaica on Thursday to
iron out the glitches ahead of
the World Cup.

West Indies, winners of
the first two editions of the
World Cup in 1975 and '79,
plays a final warmup match
Friday against India and
then opens the tournament
proper against Pakistan at
Kingston, Jamaica, on
March 13.

King said his bowlers
needed to be more disci-
plined..

"We're sending down far
too many wides that add up
to three or four extra overs,
now that's extravagant for
any side," King said. "We're
going into one-day cricket's
biggest event, it's going to be
a tough competition."

In the 21-run win over
Kenya in a warmup match
on Monday, the West Indies
bowlers conceded 15 wides
and three no-balls among 27
sundries.

Not good enough, King
said.

To be a genuine con-
tender, King said the West
Indies had to be on top of
the game with bat and ball.
And they're facing a difficult
challenge — no host nation
has ever won the World
Cup.

The Caribbean squad has
recently re-emerged as a side
to compete for the big tro-
phies. Its victory in the bien-
nial Champions Trophy —
the second biggest limited-
overs event after the World
Cup — in 2004 revived mem-
ories of the all-conquering
teams of the 70s and 80s. But
it failed to build on the suc-
cess in the subsequent sea-
sons until it reached the final
of last year's Champions
Trophy in India, where it
lost World Cup holder Aus-
tralia.

Brian Lara's lineup was
the only one in the three-
week competition to pull off
an upset against Australia
when it won their prelimi-
nary league head-to-head.

While Bennett has a solid
batting lineup to marshall,
he is concerned that Lara
has not spent much time bat-
ting in match conditions late-
ly.
"Brian needs some more
time in the middle leading
up to the World Cup," said
King. He's hoping to get that
in the warmup against India,
"At the moment, Brian's
jumping out of his seat to
play."

Lara, who owns the record
for the highest scores in test
and first-class cricket, did
not bat earlier in the week
against Kenya, allowing oth-
ers time at the crease after
Marlon Samuels (100) and
Chris Gayle (75) set the
home team on course for 268
for six.

The 37-year-old Lara has
not batted in a match since a
Jan. 31 loss to India, where
he had stands of 31, 83 and 3
in a 3-1 series loss.

He scored the last of his 19
one-day internationals
against Pakistan at Adelaide,
Australia in January 2005.

India goes into Friday's
match following a 182-run
win in a warmup match
against Netherlands with
Sachin Tendulkar scoring a
half century to complement
his man-of-the-series
achievement against the
West Indies earlier in the
year.

CARIFTA gold medalist Jamal Wil-
son watched and waited patiently until
the entire field of competitors were
eliminated in the Bahamas Associa-
tion of Independent Secondary
Schools’ senior boys high jump before
he mounted his attack.

When he did, Wilson came in at 6-
foot-8, cleared it on his first attempt
and instead of having the bar moved to
6-10, his coach Ronald Cartwright
instructed him to take it all the way
to 7-1, which is his current meet record.

With the crowd eagerly watching
him perform at the Thomas A. Robin-
son Track and Field Stadium at the
same time as the 100 finals were being
ran, the Temple Christian Suns’ 12th
grader made his approach.

However, the tall 18-year-old was
unsuccessful, knocking the bar down
all three times.

“T expected it to be more intense,
but it wasn’t so I just went out there
and did my best,” said Wilson, who is
preparing to defend his title at the
Carifta Games in the Turks and Caicos
Islands next month.

“It wasn’t my best, but I just wanted
to do it to get the points for my team.”

Ai the time the competition was
going on, Wilson had to deal with a
strong head wind and he admitted that
it affected his timing. He also noted
that his hip touched the bar a couple
times as he descended in the bed.

Under bettef circumstances, Wilson
said he’s confident that he can soar as
high as 7-4.

“T’m disappointed in my perfor-
mance, but I won't let it get to my
head. There’s still a lot more days out
there when I can make it up,” he insist-
ed.

Wilson may have even been more
disappointed in the rest of the field
because the last two competitors - St.



B JAMAL WILSON in action during yesterday’s high jump event.

Anne’s Bluewaves’ Marquis Wallace
and Wilson’s team-mate Jvente
Deveaux al] made their exit at 5-8.
While Wilson felt short of tying or
breaking his record, strongwoman
Gabrielle Nixon of St. John’s College
erased a five year old record of 11.80
that was set by St. Augustine's Col-

lege Aymara Albury with a heave of

12.28 to win the senior girls’ shot put.
Willie Moss of Queen’s College was
second with 9.85 and Sharona Brom-

field of Aquinas took third with 9.17.

Two other records fell on the field
yesterday,

In the intermediate girls’ triple jump.
Lindsay Parker’s mark of 9.51 set last
year was surpassed by the top three
compeutors.

St. John’s Brittany Minnis now holds
the record with a leap of 10.02. SAC’s
Ashlee Snuth (9.81) and Synesiha Boo-
tle (9.78) also went over the old mark.

And two versatile SACers battled

UEFA Cup holders



(Photo: Felipé Major/Tribune staff)

it out in the senior boys javelin and
that led to both of them throwing well
beyond the previous mark of 50.59
that was set by Jarard Nixon.

In the end, it was softball pitcher
Daniel Cash, who was left standing
with new mark as he threw a hefty

53.96. Jevaughn Saunders, a softball,

basketball and volleyball player and
swimmer, came in second with 51.28.

Aquinas College’s Adrian Smith fin-
ished third with 43.58.

held in first leg

@ SOCCER
LONDON
Associated Press

ENZO MARESCA'S penal-
ty two minutes from the end
salvaged a 2-2 draw for defend-
ing UEFA Cup champion
Sevilla against Shakhtar Donet-
sk in a game with three suc-
cessful spot kicks on Thursday.

Top of the Spanish league,
Sevilla seemed to be moving
confidently towards a place in
the last eight when Jose Luis
Marti scored with an eighth-
minute penalty at Stadio
Pizjuan. But the Ukraine team
hit back with Tomas Hub-
schman's 19th-minute equalizer
and a 60th-minute penalty by
Brazilian midfielder Matuza-
lem.

Advantage

Maresca, who started his pro
career with West Bromwich
Albion in England and then
moved to Italian soccer pow-
erhouse Juventus, made it 2-2
from the spot two minutes from
the end after he had been
fouled by Olexiy Gay. But
Shakhtar has the slight advan-
tage of two away goals when
the two teams meet again in
Donetsk next Thursday.

On a poor night for the four
Spanish clubs trying to reach
the last eight, Osasuna conced-
ed an injury time-equalizer to
finish 1-1 at Glasgow Rangers,
and Celta Vigo lost 1-0 at home
to Werder Bremen.

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man having a goal disallowed
for offside 10 minutes from the
end.

Hugo Almeida scored for
Bremen with six minutes
remaining, leaving Celta Vigo
to deal with a home defeat and
tough road to reach the last
eight.

Osasuna led at [brox Park
through Raul Garcia after 16
minutes but Rangers hit back
through French midfielder
Brahim Hemdani in injury
time.

Newcastle beat Louis van
Gaal's AZ Alkmaar 4-2 ina
thrilling end-to-end game in
which five goals were scored in
the first half with Obafemi
Martins scoring twice.

An own goal by Gretar
Steinsson and two goals in a
minute by Kieron Dyer and
Martins gave the Magpies a 3-0
lead inside the first 23 minutes.
Shota Arveladze hit back with a
powerful diving header for the
Dutch club in the 31st but
Martins made it 4-1 in the
37th.

Danny Koevermans scored a
second for AZ in the 72nd from
the rebound after Moussa
Dembele's poorly taken free
kick was blocked by goalkeep-
er Shay Given. AZ only has to
win next week's second leg 2-0
to advance to the quarterfinals.

Paris Saint-Germain rallied
from a goal down to edge Ben-
fica 2-1.

After Simao Sabrosa gave
the visitor a ninth-minute lead,
Portugal international striker
Pauleta equalized in the 36th
minute and then began the
move that led to Alain Frau
scoring the second in the 41st.

Lens edged Bayer Lev-
erkusen 2-1.

Olivier Monterrubio gave
Lens the lead in the 17th with a
lob over goalkeeper Rene
Adler, and was fouled which
led to Daniel Cousin sealing
the win with a penalty in the
70th. Karim Haggui, who
fouled Monterrubio and was
sent off, scored for the visitor in
the Sist.

Thursday's other game
between Braga and Tottenham
kicked off late.



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Werder Bremen player Diego Placente from Argentina during their UEFA Cup second knockout
round, first-leg soccer match at the Municipal de Balaidos stadium in Vigo, Spain, Thursday, March

8, 2007. Werder Bremen won the match with 1-0.

(AP Photo/Lalo Villar)
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Mavs’ marks
are hollow
without title

BY JAIME ARON
Associated Press

ALLAS — Jason Terry likes
D being king of the mountain,

numero uno, the guy everyone
else is trying to catch. He’s talking, of
course, about being the best pool
player on the Dallas Mavericks, and
that gaudy championship belt hanging
inhis locker. -

What, you thought he meant some-
thing else?

Such as the Mavericks, with a 51-9
record, a 16-game winning streak and
a 23-game home winning streak, roll-
ing toward one of the best records in
NBA history?

Sorry. Those things don’t matter
much — not now, at least — to a club
still smarting from a flameout in last
year’s NBA Finals.

“It’s easy for us to tune it out, just
knowing we haven’t accomplished

anything,” Terry said.
FINALS LOSS STINGS

Since watching Miami celebrate a
title on their own court, the Maver-
icks have thought solely about getting
back and finishing the job. Every prac-
tice, film session, shootaround and
even games are viewed through the
prism of what will work best in the
playoffs.

Coach Avery Johnson began push-
ing that mindset last season. It settled
in nicely as Dallas tied a franchise
record with 60 victories, then went to
the NBA Finals for the first time.

But after going up 2-0, the Maver-
icks blew a big, late lead in Game 3
and never recovered. The Heat won
four consecutive games, leaving Dal-
las with its longest losing streak since
Johnson took over in March 2005.

The Mavericks stewed over it all
summer, then came back and opened
this season with four more losses ina
row. They’ve lost only five of their 56
games since, a remarkable .911 win-
ning percentage.

And they’re nowhere near satis-
fied.

“We're still a long way away from
where we want to be in the playoffs.
We have a lot of stuff we can get bet-
ter at,” said Dirk Nowitzki, who
finally might topple his buddy Steve
Nash for the MVP award if Dallas
keeps up its winning ways.

With 22 games left, the Mavericks
would have to win them all to break

. the record of 72 victories set by the
1995-96 Chicago Bulls. They’d have to
win all but one to match the mark.

Amore realistic goal might be 19-3,
which would give them 70 victories,
second most in league history. Yet
this team doesn’t set those kind of
goals.

“We're a hungry basketball team
because we don’t have what we’ve
been looking for,” Johnson said.

CAN’T. SAVOR ANYTHING

Treating the regular season like
one long preseason is understandable
for a club that’s already notched its
seventh consecutive 50-win season.

But it’s kind of a shame, too.

The Mavs are failing to savor what
they’ve already accomplished, from
being the sixth-fastest team with 50
victories to having the fourth-best

record after 60 games to going 10-0 in
February, marking the first perfect
month in franchise history and the
first in the league since the 1996 San
Antonio Spurs, a club that featured a
left-handed point guard named Avery
Johnson.

Johnson used a four-day layoff this
week to work toward staying healthy
and getting better. Practices were
geared toward specific things he
wanted to work on, but there also was
enough down time for players to rest
up for the stretch drive.

They may not have this many days
off again until after the playoffs.

The Mavericks return with three
games in four nights, all against teams
that have beaten them this season: the
Lakers in Los Angeles on Sunday
night, Golden State in Oakland on
Monday night, then home for the Suns
on Wednesday night.

Soon after, they play nine of ll on
the road, starting with six in a row.

“You don’t go through what we
went through in the finals without
getting kind of an edge about your-
self,” Terry said. “Look back at the
[Bad Boys-era] Pistons’ struggles
before they finally won it, the Bulls
before they took their step. There was
something about them that when they
came back the next year that just said,
‘We're not going to be denied.”



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BY JOHN WAWROW
Associated Press

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Wil-
lis McGahee likes to refer to him-
self as the NFL’s best running back.
Let’s see how he does replacing
Jamal Lewis in Baltimore.

The Ravens acquired McGahee
in a trade with the Buffalo Bills on
Thursday, a day after Lewis signed
with Cleveland. In exchange, the
Bills received third- and seventh-
round picks this year and a third-
rounder next year.

“This is a runner who can make
people miss and has the explosion
and speed to take it the distance,”
Ravens general manager Ozzie
Newsome said. “He also has the
power and size to run inside. He’s a
viable receiver out of the backfield
and is a good pass blocker, not
something every back can do.”

SHOCK THE WORLD: California’s Ayinde Ubaka hams it up after nailing a 3-pointer in the
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ON THE MOVE: Willis McGahee
will run with the Ravens now.

McGahee was to travel to Balti-
more to meet with team officials
later in the day. The Ravens
expected him to take a physical
either late Thursday or today.

It’s anticipated the Ravens will
attempt to negotiate a contract
extension with McGahee, who is
entering the final year of a five-
year deal. Buffalo’s first-round pick

_ in the 2003 draft, McGahee had

been seeking an extension with the
Bills this offseason.

Bills coach Dick Jauron side-
stepped questions why the team
decided to trade McGahee, espe-
cially considering Buffalo does not
have an immediate replacement
for him on its roster.

Jauron simply said the deal was
too good to pass up and that it ben-
efited both teams. Asked if McGa-
hee had requested a trade, Jauron
replied: “That’s a good question for
you to ask him.” McGahee wasn’t
available for comment.

Despite his claims of being the
NFL’s best, McGahee has yet to



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emerge as an elite running back in
his three years as the Bills starter.
And he hasn’t come close to
approaching the numbers Lewis
produced during his first three sea-
sons in Baltimore, not including
2001, which he missed because of a
knee injury.

Lewis three times had 1,300
yards rushing, including 2003,
when he finished with 2,066, sec-
ond-most in league history.

McGahee, who missed his
rookie year recuperating from a
knee injury, enjoyed his most pro-
ductive season in 2004, when he
had 1,128 yards rushing and 13
touchdowns. His worst season was
last year when he managed 990
yards rushing, but led the team
with six rushing touchdowns in 14
starts.

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Bruins bounced
in quarterfinals
as Bears own OT

BY BETH HARRIS
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Ayinde Ubaka scored

eight of his career-high 29 points in overtime
and California stunned fourth-ranked UCLA
76-69 in the Pac-10 tournament quarterfinals on
Thursday night.

UCLA’s second consecutive loss dealt a seri-
ous blow to its hopes of being a No. 1 seed in
next week’s NCAA Tournament.

The five-minute overtime turned into a blow-
out, with Cal outscoring the Bruins 15-8. The
game was a rematch of last year’s Pac-10 title
game, won by UCLA on its way to a runner-up
finish in the national championship game.

Ryan Anderson added 18 points for the
eighth-seeded Golden Bears (16-16), who blew a
16-point, first-half lead. They will play fourth-
seeded Oregon today in the semifinals.

Darren Collison had 20 points, Josh Shipp
scored 19 and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute added
13 for the top-seeded Bruins (26-5), who lost
their regular-season finale at Washington.

UCLA’s Arron Afflalo, the Pac-10’s Player of
the Year, had his worst offensive performance
of the season with three points, ending a. streak
of 29 games in double figures.

Ubaka tied the game at 59 ona 3-pointer after
a wild scramble with 54 seconds left in regula-
tion. Collison drove the lane and scored to put
the Bruins in front until Ubaka’s floater with 15
seconds left forced overtime. Collison couldn’t
answer again when his 3-pointer missed in the
closing seconds.

Afflalo scored his only field goal of the game
to open overtime, but he never connected again,
The Bruins watched as shots hit the rim and the
Bears’ offensive momentum continued
unabated.

Omar Wilkes, the son of former UCLA star
Jamaal Wilkes, scored on a one-handed scoop to
tie the game at 63. Ubaka hit a jumper that gave
Cal the lead for good. Eric Vierneisel made four
consecutive free throws as the Bears pulled
away.

e COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Kresge rides two eagles to the early lead

BY DOUG FERGUSON
Associated Press

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Cliff

Kresge holed two eagles in a 6-un-
der 65 for a two-shot lead in the
PODS Championship on Thursday,
the first time he has ever led after
any round in 114 starts on the PGA
Tour.

Among those at 67 was Arron
Oberholser, who believes he has a
grip on his back problems with an
innovative workout routine.

“For ll holes, it was a dream
round,” Kresge said. “And then I
kind of got in my way a little bit at
the end. Still, 6 under is darn
good.”

He was so flawless with his
irons that the longest putt he made

was from 10 feet for eagle on No. 1],
and while Kresge knew he was
playing well, the scoreboard
offered even greater proof. At one
point, he was five shots clear of the
field,

“That was kind of funny,”
Kresge said. “It’s not a course
that’s going to give up 8 under after
Il. Everything was just happening.”

Most players were curious
about the Copperhead course at
Innisbrook, one of the best on tour
in Florida. This tournament had
been held in the autumn since it
began in 2000, a time when the
fairways are crispy and quick, and
the Bermuda grass is tricky.

With rye grass keeping the
course green and lush, it didn’t



scoring average was 72.3.

“It played a lot longer than it has
ever played,” Jesper Parnevik said
after a 68. “We hit shots into the
green that you would never dream
about hitting in the autumn.”

The greens added to the adven-
ture, firm and fast, with a tinge of
brown from being mowed so tight.

“The greens react like they’re
dead,” said Tim Herron, who
chipped in for birdie on his last

CHRIS O'MEARA/AP_ Hole for a 73. “When you get real
HE’S IN COMMAND: Cliff Kresge
smacks his tee shot at No. 18
during his opening-round 65.

close to the greens, they’re actually
brown. It was tough.”

Kresge had a simple solution for
that — not leaving himself much

allow anyone to run away, even distance between the ball and the

though Kresge tried. Only 27 play-
ers managed to break par, and the

cup.
e@ MORE GOLF


4E | FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2007

From Miami Herald Wire Services

Enzo Maresca’s penalty
two minutes from the end sal-
vaged a 2-2 draw for defending
UEFA Cup champion Sevilla
against Shakhtar Donetsk in a
game with three successful
spot kicks on Thursday.

On top of the Spanish
league, Sevilla seemed to be
moving confidently towards a
place in the last eight when
Jose Luis Marti scored with
an eighth-minute penalty at
Stadio Pizjuan. But the
Ukraine team hit back with
Tomas Hubschman’s 19th-
minute equalizer and a 60th-
minute penalty by Brazilian
midfielder Matuzalem.

Maresca, who started his

pro career with West Brom- -

wich Albion in England and
then moved to Italian soccer
powerhouse Juventus, made it
2-2 from the spot two minutes
from the end after he had been
fouled by Olexiy Gay. But
Shakhtar has the slight advan-
tage of two away goals when
the two teams meet again in
Donetsk next Thursday.

On a poor night for the four
Spanish clubs trying to reach
the last eight, Osasuna con-
ceded an injury-time equalizer
to finish 1-1 at Glasgow Rang-
ers, and Celta Vigo lost 1-0 at
home to Werder Bremen.

Espanyol earned a 0-0 draw
at Maccabi Haifa, the home
side’s substitute Shlomi
Arbaitman having a goal dis-
allowed for being offside 10
minutes from the end.

Hugo Almeida scored for
Bremen with six minutes
remaining, leaving Celta Vigo
to deal with a home defeat and
a tough road to reach the last
eight.

Osasuna led at Ibrox Park
through Raul Garcia after 16

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SOCCER

Sevilla gains draw in UEFA



JULIO MUNOZ/AP
YES, ’M THE MAN: Tornas
Hubschman of Shakhtar
Donetsk celebrates after
his goal against Sevilla.

minutes but Rangers hit back
through French midfielder
Brahim Hemdani in injury
time.

Newcastle beat Louis van
Gaal’s AZ Alkmaar 4-2 in a
thrilling, end-to-end game in
which five goals were scored
in the first half, with Obafemi
Martins scoring twice.

An own goal by Gretar
Steinsson and two goals ina
minute by Kieron Dyer and
Martins gave the Magpies a
3-0 lead inside the first 23 min-
utes. Shota Arveladze hit
back with a powerful diving
header for the Dutch club in
the 3lst, but Martins made it
4-1 in the 37th.

Danny Koevermans
scored a second for AZ in the
72nd from the rebound after

+f Dolphins sign
Feely; Falcons
get WR Horn

From Miami Herald Wire Services

The Miami Dolphins signed
kicker Jay Feely to a three-
year contract on Thursday,
meaning that longtime Dol-
phins kicker Olindo Mare
could be released or traded.

Feely, 29, signed as an unre-
stricted free agent after two
seasons with the New York
Giants.

In six seasons in the NFL,
the first four with Atlanta,
Feely has converted 156-of-196
field-goal attempts. Feely has
hit about 84 percent of his
attempted field goals for the
Giants in the past two years.

Feely said a meeting with
new Dolphins coach Cam
Cameron helped persuade
him to sign with Miami. '

“He has a way of infusing
his excitement with what he
wants to do with this organiza-
tion,” Feely said of Cameron,
adding that he didn’t think the
Giants made enough of an
effort to resign him.

“I don’t take it personally,”
he said. “I understand that part
of football. You just move on.”

Mare has been the Dol-
phins’ kicker since 1997, con-
verting 26-of-36 field goals last:
season. Five of those misses
were from 50 yards or more.
He also led the NFL with 24
touchbacks, compared to 12
for Feeley.

A South Florida native,
Mare is the Dolphins’ all-time
leader in field goals made with
245.

Also on Thursday, the Dol-
phins signed free-agent wide
receiver Kelly Campbell, re-
signed defensive tackle Keith
Traylor to a two-year contract
and inked free-agent safety
Cameron Worrell to a two-
year deal.

e Elsewhere: The Atlanta
Falcons signed veteran free-
agent wide receiver Joe Horn
to a four-year, $19 milliion
contract. Horn is expected to

play a lead role in new coach
Bobby Petrino’s efforts to
balance the offense. Horn, 35, a
four-time Pro Bowl player
with New Orleans, missed
nine games the past two sea-
sons with groin and hamstring
injuries, including six games
last season. Negotiations with
the Falcons gained momentum
after Horn passed a physical
exam administered by the
team. ... Tight end Randy

. McMichael, who has averaged

65 catches the past three sea-
sons with Miami, agreed to a
three-year contract with the
St. Louis Rams. ... Wide
receiver and kick returner
Bethel Johnson reached
agreement on a one-year con-
tract with the Philadelphia
Eagles. ... Free safety Terr-
ence Holt signed a five-year
contract with the Arizona Car-
dinals. ... Tight end Reggie
Kelly signed a three-year con-
tract with the Cincinnati Ben-
gals. Also, Bengals cornerback.
Johnathan Joseph was
allowed to enter a diversion
program for possession of
marijuana. The misdemeanor
charge will be dismissed if he
completes the program. ...
The Washington Redskins
added depth to their offensive
line by signing free agent Ross
Tucker, who returns six years
after making the team as an
undrafted rookie... . Fullback
Darian Barnes, who started
six games last season with
Miami, has signed with the
New York Jets... . The Minne-
sota Vikings have re-signed
safety Tank Williams to a
one-year contract after he
missed the entire 2006 season
following a knee injury. ...
Punter Andy Lee will stay
with the San Francisco 49ers,
who matched the Pittsburgh
Steelers contract offer to the
restricted free agent .. The
Houston [Lexaus re-signed
punter Chad Stanley.

Moussa Dembele’s poorly
taken free kick was blocked by
goalkeeper Shay Given. AZ
only has to win next week’s
second leg 2-0 to advance to
the quarterfinals.

Paris Saint-Germain rallied
from a goal down to edge Ben-
fica 2-1.

After Simao Sabrosa gave
the visitors a ninth-minute
lead, Portugal international
striker Pauleta equalized in
the 36th minute and then
began the move that led to
Alain Frau scoring the second
in the 41st.

Lens edged Bayer Leverku-
sen 2-l.

Olivier Monterrubio gave
Lens the lead in the 17th with a
lob over goalkeeper Rene
Adler, and then was fouled,
which led to Daniel Cousin
sealing the victory with a pen-
alty in the 70th. Karim Hag-
gui, who fouled Monterrubio
and was sent off, scored for
the visitor in the Slst.

Thursday’s other game
between Braga and Tottenham
kicked off late.

ELSEWHERE

e Royal League: Fredrik
Berglund scored twice in 10
minutes and FC Copenhagen
beat Helsingborg 3-1 to reach
its third consecutive Royal
League final.

Copenhagen will play
Brondby in the all-Danish final
next Thursday. Brondby
edged OB Odense of Denmark
2-1 in the other semifinal.
Swedish midfielder Martin
Ericsson scored the game-
winner 14 minutes into extra
time.

Berglund scored in the fifth
and 15th minutes for Copenha-
gen, and Ailton Almeida
claimed the third goal for the

ETC.

e College football: Ten-
nessee starting quarterback
Erik Ainge has injured his

knee and will miss the rest of

spring practice, coach Phillip
Fulmer said. Ainge has a par-
tially torn meniscus and will
have surgery next week. ...
Kentucky star linebacker
Micah Johnson is among
three Wildcat players who
have been suspended indefi-
nitely for academic reasons,
the school announced. John-
son’s brother, starting offen-

sive guard Christian John-.

son, and starting offensive
tackle Garry Williams were
also suspended, coach Rich
Brooks said in a news release.

e Golf: Australia’s Marcus
Fraser and China’s Liang
Wenchong shot opening
rounds of 8-under 64 to share
a one-stroke lead at the Singa-
pore Masters.

Both players made eight
birdies in blemish-free rounds

on the Laguna National Golf

and Country Club’s par-72,
7,099-yard Classic course. The
$1.1 million event is co-sanc-
tioned by the Asian and Euro-
pean tours.

e Tennis: Former top-10
player Brenda Schultz-Mc-
Carthy was eliminated by
American wild card Bethanie
Mattek 6-1, 6-1 in the Pacific

two-time defending champion.
Andreas Jakobsson
pulled one back for Helsing-
borg in the 19th minute.
Helsingborg was missing
former Sweden striker Henrik

Larsson, who is on loan to,

Manchester United.

The Royal League involv-
ing the constitutional monar-
chies of Sweden, Denmark and
Norway started in 2004.

e Spain: Valencia mid-
fielder Ruben Baraja may be
sidelined for the rest of the
season with a right thigh mus-
cle injury.

Baraja tore muscle fibers
during the first half of Tues-
day’s Champions League game
against Inter Milan, which
Valencia drew 0-0 to reach the
quarterfinals on away goals.
The club announced the
results of a medical test
Thursday

e England: Mikael Sil-
vestre is expected to be out
for several weeks after dislo-
cating his right shoulder in
Manchester United’s Champi-
ons League victory over Lille.

The leftback was injured
late in Wednesday’s game
when he fell to the turf after
colliding with a Lille player
while they were jumping for
the ball.

e South Africa: Kjetil
Siem has been appointed
chief executive of the South
African Premier League. The
46-year-old Norwegian will
take over in August, his Oslo
employers said Thursday.

Siem, a former sports jour-
nalist and writer, was director
of Oslo club Valerenga before
becoming director for media
and business developer for
Norsk Toppfotball, which rep-
resents Norway’s top league
and other teams, a year ago.

BILL FiaSeniie
RUNNING TO ATLANTA: The Falcons and four-time Pro Bowl

player Joe Horn, right, agreed to a contract Thursday,
keeping the longtime Saints standout in the NFC South.

Life Open first round in Indian
Wells, Calif. McCarthy, 36,
who clocked the WTA Tour’s
fastest serve last year, lost five
of her seven service games
and committed nine double
faults.

Anastassia Rodionova,
promoted to the main draw
when fellow Russian and 2006
runner-up Elena Demen-
tieva withdrew injured, won
her opener against Emma
Laine of Finland 6-1, 6-4.

Other first-round winners

included Gisela Dulko of
Argentina, Yuan Meng of

China, Tsvetana Pironkova
of Bulgaria, and Vasilisa Bar-
dina of Russia.

e Iditarod: Lance
Mackey was the first musher

to reach the halfway point of

the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog
Race in Takotna, Alaska.

Mackey was _ halfway
through the 1,100-mile race
with hopes of being first into
Nome, just like his father in
1978 and brother, Rick, in 1983.

Mackey, 36, won $3,000 in
gold nuggets for reaching the
creekside ghost town six min-
utes ahead of Paul Gebhardt,
50, who finished third in last
year’s Iditarod.

Close behind are 2004 win-
ner Mitch Seavey and Ed
Iten, who finished second in
2005.

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PEOPLE IN SPORTS





"MICHAEL HOPKINS/GERLINDE PHOTOGRAPHY

NIGHT AT THE CINEMA
Jason Taylor, joined by his wife, Katina, and actor

Kevin Phillips, left, played host to teenage athletes for
a special advance screening of ‘Pride’ on Thursday.

A special screening

Miami defensive end Jason Taylor played host to swim
teams from across Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach
counties Thursday night at the Regal Oakwood 12 in Holly-

wood, Fla.

Taylor invited the teenage athletes to a special advance
screening of Pride — an inspirational story of how Jim Ellis
founded Philadelphia’s first African-American swim team in

Philadelphia in 1973.

“They get to save a little money and not pay for a ticket to
see a good film,” said Taylor, who played host to about 135
students. “It’s a chance for them to see it before everybody
else and learn a message from a true film and inspirational

story.”

Pride was the sixth movie the Jason Taylor Foundation
treated local high school athletes to since October 2004’s
debut event featuring Friday Night Lights.

“There are a lot of things like We Are Marshall and Invinci-
ble and [Pride] that are based on based on true stories,” Tay-
lor said. “You see people overcoming adversity, people that

‘are butting against sometimes great odds, whether it be racial

barriers or poor people trying to get an advantage 'i ‘in life ‘and

get ahead and get an opportunity.”

Chairman Shula
Don Shulahas another

gig on the winner’s podium. |

On the heels of his Super

Bowl] XLI trophy presenta-

tion, the Hall of Famer has

agreed to perform the duties

at the World Golf Champi-

onships event at Doral.

Shula was named Thurs-
day as honorary chairman of |
the WGC-CA Champion-
ship, March 22-25 on Doral’s
Blue Monster.

‘Tm a longtime golfer
and a fan of the game,”
Shula said in a statement.
“It’s going to be a great
week, andI’mthrilledtobe |
part of it.”

“Tt makes a lot of sense,”
Championship director
Eddie Carbone said.

“He’s a guy that’s been a
huge part of the South Flor-
ida community, and he’s
done a lot of things here for
charity.”

Shula willholdthe hon-
orary role this year and next. |
“Then we'll see how it
goes,” Carbone said.

“Hopefully, it’ll [con-
tinue] for a while, from our
standpoint.”
— JEFF SHAIN |

‘It’s personnel. Some things we do
out of necessity. A drowning man

will grab a razor blade.’

- BERNIE BICKERSTAFF, Charlotte Bobcats
coach, after Wednesday night's 115-106
overtime loss to the Phoenix Suns, on why his
team played zone defense against the best
long-range shooting team in the NBA.

— BOBEMANUEL JR.

Wedding bells

Chicago Bears linebacker
Darreil McClover, resting
up from a 29-17 Super Bowl
loss to the Indianapolis
Colts, will marry Xoriunst-
ance Brown on March 17.

The wedding will be at
Merrell United Methodist
Church in Lauderdale Lakes,
Fla. The couple wants a tra-
ditional wedding with a
large ceremony. So, last
week, Pastor Harry R. Hos-
ton issued an invitation to
the congregation, per the
bride’s request.

“IT want people to come,”
said Brown, 23, of North
Lauderdale, Fla. “It’s a cele-
bration of our love
together.”

McClover, 25, a Miami
grad, and Brown met on the
track team at Coconut Creek
High School (Fla.) and have
dated for eight years. Was
the bride-to-be disappointed
about the outcome of the
Super Bowl? Not a chance.

“Of course, I wanted
them to win, but we were so
excited that the Bears got
in,” Brown said. “It was just
an amazing experience.”

— PATRICIA ANDREWS



FLASHBACK

On this day in history:

1948 — NHL president Clarence Campbell expels Billy
Taylor of the New York Rangers and Don Gallagher of the
Boston Bruins because of gambling associations.

1958 — George Yardley of the Detroit Pistons becomes
the first NBA player to score 2,000 points in a season.

1977 — In college basketball, Anthony Roberts of Oral
Roberts sets an NIT record with 65 points in a 90-89 loss to

Oregon in the first round.

1984 — In boxing, Tim Witherspoon captures the
vacant WBC heavyweight title with a 12-round majority deci-

sion over Greg Page.

1986 — In hockey, Buffalo’s Gil Perrault scores his 500th
goal in a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils.

1994 — In hockey, Detroit’s Dino Cicarelli scores his
1,000th career point with a goal in a 5-1 victory over Calgary.

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THE MIAMI HERALD | MiamiHerald.com

From Miami Herald Wire Services

NEW YORK — Terrence
Williams scored 21 points and
Earl Clark added 17 as No. 12
Louisville beat West Virginia
82-71 on Thursday night in
double overtime in the quar-
terfinals of the Big East Con-
ference tournament.

David Padgett added 16
points as the Cardinals (23-8)
blew a 17-point lead in the sec-
ond half before outlasting the
upset-minded Mountaineers.
Louisville won its season-high
seventh in a row and Uth in
the past 13 games.

Edgar Sosa drove the length
of the court through most of
the West Virginia team and
made a left-handed layup at
the buzzer to force overtime
for the Cardinals.

Frank Young had 19 points
and Da’Sean Butler added 17
for the Mountaineers (22-9),
who used an 18-0 run in the
second half to take their first
lead of the game.

Louisville, losers of nine in
a row at Madison Square Gar-
den since beating Iona on Jan.
5, 1984, scored the first nine
points of the second overtime
to take a 75-66 lead on Clark’s
3-pointer with 1:24 to go.

Jamie Smalligan, who fin-
ished with 13 points, hit two
free throws for the Mountain-
eers’ first points of the period.

However, Louisville then
went 7-for-8 from the line to
seal the victory. Williams and
Clark scored five points apiece
in the second OT. é

Louisville will face the win-
ner of late Thursday’s quarter-
final between third-seeded
Pittsburgh and sixth-seeded
Marquette.

ELSEWHERE

e No. 20 Notre Dame
89, Syracuse 83: Russell
Carter scored 24 points to help
Notre Dame beat Syracuse in
the quarterfinals of the Big
East tournament, ending the
Orange’s run for a third con-
secutive championship.

Syracuse (22-10) had won
the past two Big East champi-
onships and eight consecutive

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Louisville outlasts W. Virginia in 20T





JIM MCISAAC/GETTY IMAGES

WE MADE IT THROUGH: Louisville forward Terrence Williams
celebrates as the Cardinals survive in double overtime
against West Virginia in the Big East quarterfinals on
Thursday night. Williams led Louisville with 21 points.

tournament games — one
short of Connecticut’s record
of nine set from 1998-2000.

Notre Dame (24-6), which
finished fourth in the confer-
ence and received a first-
round bye, won its sixth con-
secutive game. The Irish won
23 games in the regular season,
their most since the 1985-86
season.

Notre Dame will play top-
seeded Georgetown in the
semifinals tonight.

e No. 9 Georgetown 62,
Villanova 57: Roy Hibbert
scored eight of his 14 points in

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Georgetown’s opening 26-2
run, and the Hoyas held on for
the victory over ninth-seeded
Villanova.

A rested Georgetown
(24-6), the tournament’s top
seed, came out shooting, and a
weary-looking Villanova
couldn’t find the basket early.
The Wildcats made a gammeot
it in the closing minutds,. but
the huge first-half deficttwas
too much to overcome.

DaJuan Summers got things
started with a 3-pointer 2:22 in
and the Hoyas kept going from
there. Georgetown was up

From Miami Herald Wire Services

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Petr Prucha’s

14-0 before Curtis Sumpter
finally got Villanova (22-10) on
the scoreboard with a jumper
7:20 into the game.

ACC

e Florida State 67,
Clemson 66: Al Thornton’s
free throw with 1.5 seconds
remaining capped a 25-point,
ll-rebound performance and
gave Florida State the victory
over Clemson in the opening
game of the Atlantic Coast
Conference tourbament in
Tampa, Fla.

Thornton, the ACC’s lead-
ing scorer and runner-up fut
conference player of the year
carried the ninth-seeded Semi-
noles (20-LL) down the stretch.
His block at one end of the
tloor denied Clemson (21-10)
what looked like a sure basket,
and he then drove the baseline
on the other end for a dunk
that tied the game for the last
time.

Florida State advanced to
today’s quarterfinals against
top-seeded North Carolina.
The Seminoles also bolstered
their case for a berth in the
NCAA Tournament.

e Miami 67, No. 17 Mary-
land 62: Jack McClinton
scored 17 points, Brian Asbury
added 12 and undermanned
Miami upset Maryland in the
opening round.

The 12th-seeded Hurri-
canes (12-19) nearly squan-
dered a 15-point lead in the
second half, but McClinton
and Asbury combined to make
tive consecutive free throws in
the final 34 seconds to snap
the Terrapins’ seven-game
winning streak.

Maryland (24-7), the tour-
nament’s fifth seed, trailed
44-29 early in the second half
and chipped away at the defi-
cit with a tenacious full-court
press that forced Miami into
several turnovers.

Miami will face fourth-
seeded Boston College in
today’s quarterfinals.

e North Carolina State
85, No. 21 Duke 80 (OT):
Duke’s reign as kingpins of the
Atlantic Coast Conference

tournament is over.

Freshman Brandon Costner
scored a career high 30 points
and Engin Atsur scored al] 2]
of his points after halftime,
helping 10th-seeded North
Carolina State defeat the
defending tourney champions.

Duke (22-10) had won
seven of the previous eight
ACC tournament titles
including the past two, but
entered the league’s signature
event this year as the seventh
seed, the Blue Devils’ lowest
since 1995,

North Carolina State 06-14)
avenged a 23-point regular
season loss to Duke and beat
its vbearby rival fo. just the
third time ui the past 23 ineet
ings. The Wolfpack advaticed
to today’s quarterfinals agains!
No. 2 seed Virginia

SEC

e Kentucky 79, Alabama
67: Ramel Bradley and Ran
dolph Morris scored 17 points
apiece to lead five players in
double figures, and Kentucky
romped to another victory in
Atlanta, overcoming a slow
start to beat Alabama in the
opening round of the SEC
tournament.

The Wildcats (21-10) solidi-
tied their expected NCAA
berth in a season that hasn't
lived up to expectations so far.
They finished fourth in the
SEC East, forcing them to play
on the opening day of the tour-
nament for the second year in
a row. Kentucky will face Mis-
sissippi State in today’s quar-
terfinals.

e Arkansas 82, South
Carolina 52: Arkansas broke
open a close game with a 27-9
run in the second half to beat
South Carolina in the opening
round of the Southeastern
Conference tournament.

Arkansas (19-12) may need
another SEC tournament vic-
tory over Vanderbilt in the

quarterfinals today to remaif®

on the NCAA Tournament
bubble.

e Georgia 80, Auburn
65: Levi Stukes scored 22
points, Takais Brown added 19

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Rangers outlast Islanders

FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2007 | SE

and Georgia set up a crucial
quarterfinal game today
against Florida by beating
Auburn.

BIG TEN

@ Iilinois 66, Penn State
60: Chester Frazier scored a
career-high 2) points as Illi-
nuis survived a late scare from
llth seeded Penn State in the
first round of the Big Ten tour-
nament in Chicago. The sixth-
seeded lini (22.10) moved on
to the quarterfinals tonight
against Indiana

e Michigan State 62,
Northwestern 57° Drew
Neitazc! scored ZO points and
[ravis Walton hif two tree
throws with 10.4 seconds left
to lead seventh seedea Michi-
gan State to the victu:y The
Spartans will second-
seeded Wisconsin in today’s
quarterfinals.

e Michigan 49, Minne-
sota 40: Eighth-seeded Mich-
igan shook off a sluggish
morning start, got 14 points
trom Dion Harris and used a
second-half spurt to beat Min-
nesota and set up a quarterfi-
nal meeting today against top-
seeded Ohio State.

fa ce

PAC-10

e No. 16 Oregon 69, Ari-
zona 50: TaJuan Porter and
Aaron Brooks burned Arizona
with their long-range shoot-
ing, combining for nine
3-pointers to help fourth-
seeded Oregon beat the Wild-
cats in the quarterfinals in Los
Angeles. In today’s semifinals,
Oregon will face eighth-
seeded California, which
stunned top-seeded UCLA on
Thursday.

e USC 83, Stanford 79
(OT): Nick Young scored 26
points, Lodrick Stewart made
two of his three baskets in
overtime, and third-seeded
Southern California rallied to

‘ beat Stanford in the quarterfi-

‘nals.

USC will next face the win-
ner of late Thursday’s quarter-
tinal between second-seeded
Washington State and sev-
enth-seeded Washington.



SOUTHEAST WL OL SLPTS GF GA HOME AWAY DIV
Atlanta 36 23 7 3. 82 213 213 18-10-4-2 18-13-3-1 15-5-5-1
Tampa Bay 38 27 3 1 80218 214 18-14-1-0 20-13-2-1 16-8-1-0
Carolina 33 28 3 4 73.199 209 17-13-1-3 16-15-2-1 14-8-0-2
Florida 28 27 6 7 69198 215 19-10-3-1 9-17-3-6 = 8-12-2-1
Washington 24 31 2 10 60199 239 14-14-1-6 10-17-1-4 8-11-1-4
ATLANTIC =W_ L OL SLPTS GF GA HOME AWAY DIV
New Jersey 41 19 1 7 90 183 165 22-8-0-5 19-11-l-2 20-5-1-1
Pittsburgh 36 21 4 6 82229 211 19-9-2-3 17-12-2-3— 17-7-1-2
N.Y. Islanders 33 24 5 5 76199 188° 18-11-4-1 15-13-1-4 = 12-10-2-1
N.Y. Rangers 33 27 3 4 73 194 186 15-14-3-2 18-13-0-2 11-11-0-3
Philadelphia 18 38 5 6 47.179 254 6-19-3-4 12-19-2-2 5-14-2-5
NORTHEAST W eL OL SLPTS GF GA HOME AWAY DIV
Buffalo 44 17 2 3 93 253 192 23-8-1-2 21-9-) 1 16-9-1 2
Ottawa 39 23 2 4 84235 187 22-11-1-2 17-12-12 17-9-0-2
Toronto 32. 27 3 6 73212 222 13-15-2-3 19-12-1-3 10-13-2-2
Montreal 33 30 1 5 72199 217) 19-12-03 14-1812 L1-10-0-4
Boston 32 30 2 3 69 191 234 17-15-1-2) 15-15-1-1 13-12-0-1
WESTERN CONFERENCE
CENTRAL W eL OL SLPTS GF GA HOME AWAY DIV
Nashville 45 18 2 4 96240 180 24-5-2-2 21-13-0-2 19-5-1-1
Detroit 42 16 5 4 93212 165 24-3-2-3 18-13-31 16-4-2-1
St. Louis 29 28 5 5 68176 203 17-16-2-1 12-12-3-4 11-13-2-2
Columbus 21; 433; 42 5 61 168 207 15-15-1-3 12-18-1-2 7-13-04
Chicago 25 33 2 7 59165 205 14-16-1-3 11-17-1-4 = 11-15-1-0
NORTHWEST WL OL SLPTS GF GA HOME AWAY DIV
Vancouver 40 22 2 3 85 182 168 22-9-1-1 18-13-1-2 14-11-0-1
Minnesota 37 24 1 6 81192 171 22-6-1-3 15-18-0-3 12-6-1-4
Calgary 36 22 4 5 81 218 182 27-6-0-1 9-16-4-4 = 14-7-1-2
Colorado 34 29 2 3 73 223 213 18-14-1-2 16-15-1-1 11-10-1-0
Edmonton 30 31 3 3. 66.175 197 18-15-1-1 12-16-2-2 9-15-1-0
PAC __W__L OL SLPTS GF GA HOME AWAY DIV
Anaheim 40 17 4 7 91 215 175 22-5-2-5 — 18-12-2-2 18-6-1-2
San Jose 40 25 0 2 82 200 169 18-12-02 221300 13-1301
Dallas 38 23 1 4 81173 161 21-10-:0-2 171312 18-7-0-0
Phoenix 27 37) 2 ~~ «1s 57 177 s-228)—s 14-15-2-0 —13-22-0-1 ——7-14-2-1
Los Angeles 22 34 6 5 55 187 234 13-14-4-4 9-20-2-1 8-14-0-3
Note: Two points for a win, one point for a tie and overtime loss
RESULTS AND SCHEDULES

Thursday’s results Tonight's games Wednesday's results
Florida 2, Philadelphia 1 Dallas at Columbus, 7 Colorady 3, Bullalo 2
Minnesota 2, Boston J Carolina at Washington, 7 Columbus 3, Los Angeles 2 (OT)

Atlanta 6, Montreal 2

Ottawa 5, Toronto 1

New Jersey 4, Pittsburgh 3, SO
Rangers 2, Islanders 1

St. Louis 5, Dallas 3

Nashville 6, Calgary 3 ’
Vancouver 4, Phoenix 2

L.A. at Detroit, 7:30
Minnesota at Buffalo, 8
Edmonton at Anaheim, 10
Vancouver at S.J., 10:30

Anaheim 2, Phoenix 1
Tampa Bay 3, Edmonton 1



Bee T TS

Through Wednesday



SCORING GOALIES
Player, team GP G A Pts __ Player, team GP MIN GA AVG
Crosby, Pit 63 27 71 98 — Hasek, Det 46 2729 -93.:2.04
Lecavalier, TB 69 45 46 91 Brodeur, NJ. 64 3877-138 2.14
St. Louis, TB 69 39 52 91 Gigu, Ana 49 2821 104 2.21
Heatley, Ott 67 41 45 86 — Backstrom. Minn 29° 1552-59228
Hossa, Atl 68 39 46 85 Turco, Dal 55 3056 I/ 2.30
Savard, Bos 66 21 63 84 Luongo, Vanc 62 3642 142 2.34
Thornton, SJ 67 16 68 84 Mason, N'ville 36 2096 = 822.35
Ovechkin, Was 67 38 42 80 Nabokov, S.J. 37-2030 BU 2.36
Briere, Buf 65 27 52 79 Kiprusoff, Cal 60 3571 9 141 2.37
Selanne, Ana 68 39 39 78 — Toskala, S.J. 35 1983 BL 2.45

power-play goal, during Chris Simon’s

_major penalty late in the third period,

lifted the New York Rangers to a 2-1 vic-
tory on Thursday night and a sweep of
the key home-and-home series with the
rival Islanders. |

Prucha smacked in a shot from the slot;
off a feed from Michael Nylander with
5:14 left in the game and 1:17 into Simon's
penalty. Simon was ejected after he flat-
tened Rangers forward Ryan Hollweg by
clotheslining him with his stick.

The Islanders killed off the rest of the
power play and thought they tied the
game with 20.4 seconds left. Marc-Andre
Bergeron’s shot was stopped by Henrik
Lundqvist and ‘Trent Hunter slid the puck
back to the goal line where Lundqvist
barely swept it out.

SENATORS 5, MAPLE LEAFS 1

OTTAWA — Mike Fisher and Dean
McAmmond each scored twice, and Dan-
iel Alfredsson had three assists as the
Senators ended a three-game losing
streak.

Ray Emery made 28 saves tor Ottawa,
which had blown three consecutive third-
period leads over a 0-1-2 stretch.

PANTHERS 2, FLYERS 1

PHILADELPHIA — Chris Gratton got
credit fora fluke tiebreaking goal early in
the third period to lead the Panthers past
the Flyers.

Gratton, who also had an assist, was
credited with the goal that broke a 1-1 tie
at 1:43 of the period when Flyers goal-
tender Martin Biron’s clearmg attempt
bounced off the right skate of Philadel-
phia defenseman Randy Jones back into
the net.

Ville Peltenon also scored for the Pan-
thers, who have won six of their past
seven games.

DEVILS 4, PENGUINS 3 (SO)

PITTSBURGH — Patrik Elias had the
deciding goal in the shootout as the Dev-
ils extended their Atlantic Division lead
to eight points with the victory.

Andy Greene bad his tirst career goal,
and Sergei Brylin and Travis Zajac also
scored for the Devils, who had lost three
in a row but have now reached 90 points.





BRUCE BENNETT/GETTY IMAGES

A NEW YORK FIGHT: Sean Avery, top, of the Rangers gets the upper hand on
Sean Hill of the Islanders during Thursday's game, also won by the Rangers.

BLUES 5, STARS 3
ST. LOUIS —— Doug Weight scored two
goals to lead the Blues to the victory,
The Blues are 7-3-1 in their past U
games and snapped a two-game skid. Dal-
las has scored just tive goals in going
0-2-2 in its past four games.

PREDATORS 6, FLAMES 3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Jason Arnott
had two goals and an assist to lead the
Predators.

The Predators earned at least a point
for the ninth consecutive game and pad
ded their lead atop the NHL by three
points over Buttalo and Detroit.

THRASHERS 6, CANADIENS 2

ATLANTA Jon Sim scored two
goals and the Thrashers earned their tifth
consecutive victory, matching the team
record and moving them into first place in
the Southeast Division.

Atlanta’s other goals came from Ilya
Kovalchuk, Vyacheslav Kozlov, Eric
Belanger and J.P. Vigier.

WILD 2, BRUINS 1

BOSTON — Niklas Backstrom made
29 saves and Pierre-Marc Bouchard
scored the winner to litt the Wild over the
Bruins.

The Wild are 4-0 all-time in Boston
and have only lost to the Bruins once in
seven games

ELSEWHERE

e Islanders: Captain Alexei Yashin
returned to the lineup Thursday night
against the Rangers after missing 16
games with an injured right knee

Yashin was eased back, centering a Jine
between Viktor Kozlov and Miroslav
Satan. Once Yashin gets reacclimated, he
is expected to rejoin New York’s top line
alongside Jason Blake and newly acquired
Ryan Smvth

® Hurricanes: Lett wing Erik Cole

was activated trom the injured reserve list
after nussing seven games Cole has been
out since Keb 20 with @ torn muscle near
his hip.

e@ Penguins: Coach Michel Vherrien
will miss Saturday's home yaute against
the New York Raisers because of his
tather's death

LATE WEDNESDAY.

e Lightning 3, Oilers 1: Vincent
Lecavalier scored twice to litt visiting
‘Tampa Bay

e Ducks 2, Coyotes 1: Joe DiPenta
scored the go-ahead goal midway through
the third period to litt host Anaheim.
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Bulls stampede over Magic

From Miami Herald Wire Services

ORLANDO, Fla. — Ben Gordon scored 25
points and Kirk Hinrich had 17 in the Chicago
Bulls’ 100-76 victory over the Orlando Magic
on Thursday night.

Luol Deng added 15 points and a season-
high 14 rebounds for the Bulls, who bounced
back from their worst loss of the season, a
103-70 defeat at Miami a night earlier.

The Bulls used a 14-0 run in the middle of
the second quarter to seize control of a game
they dominated from start to finish. Tyrus
Thomas started the run with a dunk, Hinrich
scored five consecutive points, including a
3-pointer, and Gordon capped it with a 3 that
put Chicago up 44-23. Gordon and Hinrich
were a combined 7-for-9 on 3-pointers.

Dwight Howard led the Magic with 17
points and 14 rebounds, but was only 5-of-14
from the free-throw line. Jameer Nelson had
13 points and Trevor Ariza had 10.

Hinrich, who had started slowly in recent
games, had 10 points in the first quarter to
help Chicago jump out to a 26-17 advantage.
The Bulls’ point guard hit 3-of-5 shots,
including a pair of 3-pointers.

Howard had 21 and 27 points in Orlando’s
first two games against Chicago, but strug-
gled when the Bulls opted to foul the Magic
center nearly every time he got in the lane. It
paid off when he went 2-for-8 trom the line
in the first period and never got in the flow of
the game.

Chicago blew the game open with a strong
second quarter, when the Bulls limited the
Magic to 26 percent shooting (5-of-19).

Orlando scored just one field goal during
an eight-minute stretch when Chicago
pushed its lead to as many as 23 points before
ending the half with a 49-29 lead.

ELSEWHERE

e Clippers: Guard Shaun Livingston is
scheduled to have reconstructive surgery on
his left knee Tuesday in Alabama.

Livingston tore parts of his anterior cruci-
ate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament,
medial collateral ligament and lateral menis-
cus in a victory over Charlotte on Feb. 26.
The Clippers’ third-year pro may be side-
lined for a year or more.

Orthopedic surgeon James Andrews will
perform the surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital
in Birmingham.

From Miami Herald Wire Services

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Mike Hamp-
ton’s comeback took a major blow.
And, no, it has nothing to do with his
reconstructed elbow.

The Atlanta Braves left-hander
injured his left side during batting
practice, of all things, and won’t be
ready for the start of the regular sea-
son. Hampton, starting the seventh
season of an eight-year, $121 million
contract, will miss the rest of spring
training and could be out as long as
two months. The Braves had been
counting on him to bolster a rotation
that includes John Smoltz, Tim
Hudson and Chuck James.

“I think I pulled it pretty bad,”
Hampton said on Thursday. “There’s
nothing you can do about it now
except try to get it healed up and get
it better.” :

Hampton was taking batting prac-
tice Wednesday at the Braves’ com-
plex while the team was playing the
Detroit Tigers in nearby Lakeland.
He fell to the ground in pain after a
swing, prompting fears that he broke
a rib.

X-rays were negative and team
doctors determined that he strained
his left oblique, still a serious injury
for a pitcher.

Hampton, who missed all of last
season after elbow surgery, already
was coming along slower than
expected. Now, he isn’t likely to
return to the majors before May.

“ve heard anything from four
weeks to six to eight weeks,” Hamp-
ton said.

The 34-year-old pitcher was
expected to make his spring-training
debut on Saturday with one inning
against the Toronto Blue Jays.

“J guess I can officially say sand
has been kicked in my face,” he said.



Bere ee +8
i LS



GARY W. GREEN/ORLANDO SENTINEL

LOCKING HORNS: Magic guard Keyon Dooling, left, battles for a loose ball with Bulls
guard Ben Gordon during the first half on Thursday night in Orlando. Gordon had
25 points to lead Chicago to a 100-76 victory, a night after being routed in Miami.

e Timberwolves: The club will get
backup post player Mark Madsen back
before they face Shaquille O'Neal and the
Miami Heat tonight.

Madsen has missed the past six games
because of a sprained left ankle, but he said
after Thursday’s practice that he’s ready to
return. Coach Randy Wittman has only three
other post players on his roster to try to stop
O’Neal underneath the basket.

e Celtics: Forward Wally Szczerbiak
underwent season-ending surgery on his left
ankle. The operation was pertormed by Dr.
Brian McKeon, the-team’s physician.

Szczerbiak missed significant time during
four of the past five seasons because of inju-
ries. The eighth-year pro missed 24 games

this season because of injuries — all but one
because of ankle sprains.

LATE WEDNESDAY

e Jazz 94, Pacers 72: Carlos Boozer
had 14 points and 16 rebounds, and host Utah
extended its winning streak to five and
pushed Indiana’s losing streak to seven.

e Suns 115, Bobcats 106 (OT): Host
Phoenix needed a career-high 32 points from
Leandro Barbosa and 19 3-pointers — one
shy of the franchise record — to hand Char-
lotte its seventh loss in a row.

e Warriors 110, Nuggets 96: Baron
Davis scored 22 points and host Golden State
took advantage of Carmelo Anthony’s
absence to beat Denver.

BASEBALL ! AROUND SPRING TRAINING

Hampton to miss start of season



NBA STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE

SOUTHEAST WL _ Pct. GB L10 Str. Home Away Conf

Washington 34 26 567 - 5-5 L-l 24-8 10-18 22-14
Miami 31 29 517 3 «7-3 ~W-4 19-10 12-19 18-16
Orlando 29 34 460 6% 2-8 Ll 19-13 10-21 17-21

Atlanta 23 39 «371 12) 2-8 ~W-1 11-18 12-21 13-24
Charlotte 22 40 .355 13 3-7 L-7 13-16 924 14-21

ATLANTIC. Wt Pet. GB £10 Str. Home Away Conf

Toronto 33 29 532 - 55 Wel 21-9 12-20 22-14
New Jersey 28 33 459 4% 46 L-3 17-15 11-18 21-16
New York 28 34 «4.452 5 55 Ll 17-14 11-20 17-21
Philadelphia 23 38

377 9% 6-4 W-5 15-15 8-23 14-20

Boston 17 43° 283 15 55 Ll 7-22 10-21 11-24
CENTRAL WL Pet. GB 110 Str. Home Away Conf
Detroit 37 22 627 - 64 L-2 19-12 18-10 26-12
Cleveland 36 25 590 2 64 W-3 23-8 13-17 21-16
Chicago 36 28 563 3% 7-3 W-l 24-8 12-20 25-13
indiana 29 31 483 8% 3-7 L-7 1812 11-19 20-14

Milwaukee 23 39° «371.154 4-6 ~W-1 14-13 9-26 11-26

WESTERN CONFERENCE

SOUTHWEST WL Pet. GB 110 Str. Home Away Conf

9 850 - 10-0 W-16 30-3 21-6 32-6

x-Dallas 51
San Antonio 43 18 .705 8% 10-0 W-10 20-8 23-10 26-11
Houston 37 24 .60714% 4-6 W-1 20-10 17-14 20-18
New Orleans 28 33 .45923% 4-6 L-3 19-12 9-21 16-21
Memphis 15 47. .242 37 2-8 LS 11-20 4-27 9-29
NORTHWEST W L Pct. GB L10 Str. Home Away Conf
Utah 42 19 .689 - 82 W-5 24-7 18-12 24-12
Denver 29 30 492 12 46 L-1 16-16 13-14 13-22
Minnesota 27 33~«=«.45014% 94-6 W-1 18-13 9-20 16-22
Portland 25 36 A10 17 4-6 L-2 1417 11-19 15-21
Seattle 25 36 410 17 6-4 L-1 18-13 7-23 12-23
PACIFIC = WL Pct, GB 110 Str. Home Away Conf
Phoenix 4714. 770-82 W393 24-6 = 23-8 = 22-10
LA. Lakers 33 29 .53214% 3-7 L-4 20-10 13-19 19-14
L.A. Clippers 29 31 .48317% 4-6 L-1 21-11 820 16-20
Sacramento 28 32 .46718% 6-4 W-4 1812 10-20 14-21
Golden State 28 35 .444 20 4-6 W-2 21-10 7-25 15-19
x-clinched playoff spot
RESULTS AND SCHEDULES
Thursday’s results § Tonight’s games Wednesday’s results
Chicago 100, Orlando 76 Minn. at Miami, 7:30 Miami 103, Chi. 70
S.A. at Sac., late Lakers at Phil., 7 Atl. 100, Was, 97
Memp. at Atl., 7:30 Tor. 94, Mem. 87
Sea. at Bos., 7:30 Phi. 92, Sea. 89
NJ. at Hou., 8:30 Hou. 111, Bos. 80
Det. at Den., 9 Mil. 110, LAL. 90
N.O. at Phx, 9 le. 101, Det. 97 (OT)
Clippers at G.S., 10:30 ‘94, Ind. 72
Pho. 115, Cha. 106 (OT)
GS. 110, Den. 96
NBA LEADERS
Through Wednesday
SCORING REBOUNDING
qt eae eee eo
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Bryant, LAL 57 546 475 1665 29.2 ft oan oe tae
Wade, Mia. 46 445 413 1324 288 GUAT char, 56 228 429.657 11.7
Arenas, Wash. 60 540 479 1724 28.7 canbe Den 80.118 467 582 116
Iverson, Den. 43. 407 3531210 28.1 9 oh Utah «£3 164 451 615.116
James, Clev. 59 588 362 1614 27.4 Teta sn Bos. 23 190 402 $92 112
Redd, Mil. 42 377 288 1136 27.0 ie AY s- 85 191398 689 107
Allen, Sea. 50 465 252 1332 26.6 Dun ASA. 61 168 480 648 106
Nowitzki, Dall. 59 518 402 1495 25.3 Wallace Ch. 60 233 388 €21 104
Carter, N.J. 61 542 342 1538 25.2 eee :

“I guess the only silver lining is my
elbow will get a little more time to
rest.”

Hampton went 5-3 in 12 starts for
the Braves in 2005, struggling much
of the season with a sore elbow that
finally required major surgery.

His best season was in 1999, when
he went 22-4 with the Houston
Astros.

He signed a huge contract with the
Colorado Rockies, but struggled in
the thin air of Denver.

Hampton was traded to the Braves
after the 2002 season, getting his
career back on track with two solid
seasons before he blew out his elbow.
Without Hampton, Kyle Davies





PHELAN MM. EBENHACK/AP

HE’S NOT SMILING NOW: Braves left-hander Mike Hampton, who was
trying to come back from elbow surgery, suffered another setback
when he’strained his left oblique in batting practice Wednesday.
The 34-year-old veteran could be out of action for two months.

and Lance Cormier are expected to
fill the last two spots in the rotation.

“We always have a ‘Plan B’ going,”
manager Bobby Cox said. “We
always have six guys ready to start.
They will be ready.”

Hampton is 53-48 since agreeing
to the big contract with Colorado
after the 2000 season.

He is owed $14.5 million this year

and $15 million in 2008, and a $6 mil-
lion buyout of a 2009 option.

Meanwhile, Cox got a boost with
some solid outings ‘Thursday.

Tim Hudson gave up one earned
run over four innings and struck out
three during a 5-3, 10-inning loss to
the New York Yankees in Kissim-
mee. Relievers Mike Gonzalez and
Rafael Soriano also had good days.

ELSEWHERE

e Yankees: General manager
Brian Cashman said right fielder
Bobby Abreu (strained right
oblique) should resume swinging a
bat this weekend. Cashman added
that Abreu’s Opening-Day status has
not been determined. ... Cashman
said the Yankees would want to sign
Roger Clemens should the seven-
time Cy Young Award winner decide
to pitch this season. “It’s like last
year. If he wants to play and he wants
to play for the Yankees, we have an
interest,” Cashman said. ... First
baseman Andy Phillips rejoined the
team Thursday after missing one
week to be with his mother, who was
critically injured in a car accident last
week in Alabama. Phillips said his
mother, Linda, is improving and in
stable condition. She has undergone
two operations, including one on her

-hip.

e Indians: Cliff Lee’s lingering
abdominal injury put a damper on
the Indians’ 7-6 victory over the Phil-
adelphia Phillies in Winter Haven,
Fla. Shin-Soo Choo’s two-run single
in the ninth inning won it for Cleve-
land.

Lee, who has yet to pitch in a game
this spring training, has not prog-
ressed, according to trainer Lonnie
Soloff.

He said if the left-hander,
expected to be the indians’ No. 3
starter after winning 46 games during
the past three years, could not throw
a bullpen session on Sunday he won't
pitch for 10-to-12 days.

That would put Lee in jeopardy of
not being ready for the start of the
season and open a rotation spot for
right-hander Fausto Carmona.

e Red Sox: Curt Schilling gave
up one run on two hits in four innings
with two strikeouts and one walk ina
1-0 split-squad loss to the Minnesota
Twins in Fort Myers, Fla.

Fellow ace Johan Santana
pitched three scoreless innings for
the Twins.

e Diamondbacks: Lett-hander
Randy Johnson, working his way
back trom October back surgery, may
tace hitters in batting practice on Sat-
urday, manager Bob Melvin said.

e Brewers: Prince Fielder, who
missed the first nine games of spring
training with a right quadriceps
strain, hit a homer in his spring-train-
ing debut as the Brewers lost to the
San Francisco Giants 10-7 in Phoenix.

e Nationals: Infielder Tony

Womack was unconditionally
released by the team, which cut its
spring training roster to 56 players
with a series of moves. ;

The club also announced that first
baseman Nick Johnson (broken
right leg) and left-handers Mike
O’Connor (elbow surgery) and
Brandon Claussen (shoulder sur-
gery) are expected to start the season
on the disabled list.

e Tigers: Left-hander Nate Rob-
ertson struck out five of his 11 batters
in the Tigers’ 9-7 victory over the
Cincinnati Reds in Sarasota, Fla.

Robertson gave up one hit and two
walks in 2’4 scoreless innings.

e Blue Jays: Frank Thomas
made his first appearance for the
Blue Jays, going 1-for-3 with an RBI in
a ‘B’ game against the Philadelphia
Phillies in Dunedin, Fla.

Thomas is scheduled to be a desig-
nated hitter in today’s ‘A’ game
against the Houston Astros,

A.J. Burnett started in the ‘B’
game and gave up three runs and four
hits in three innings, mixing in his
curveball for the first time. He struck
out two and walked one.

e Athletics: In his first day as
Oakland’s center fielder, Milton
Bradley had a big day at the plate.
Bradley, given the job while Mark
Kotsay is sidelined for three months
because of back surgery, tripled, sin-
gled and drove in a run as the Athlet-
ics lost to the Texas Rangers 7-6 in
Phoenix.

Sammy Sosa went 2-for-3 for
Texas, raising his spring training
average to .467, and Nelson Cruz hit
a two-run triple.

e Pirates: Outfielder Jody
Gerut was released by the team after
nearly two years of inactivity due to a
knee injury.

e Obituaries: John Vukovich,
the longest-serving coach in Philadel-
phia Phillies history and a member of
their only World Series champion-
ship team in 1980, died Thursday. He
was 59,

Vukovich, who had been suffering
from complications caused by an
inoperable brain tumor, died in a
Philadelphia-area hospital, the team
said in a statement. ...

Former catcher Gene Oliver, who
played for the St. Louis Cardinals and
Chicago Cubs during a 10-year,
major-league career, has died. He
was 7]. Oliver died Saturday of com-
plications following lung surgery, the
Wheelan Funeral Home said.




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SAC’s Kirkland Culmer
gets through the finish
line in 12.57 to win the
bantam boys’ 100 metres.

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B QUEEN’S College’s Harold
Carter leans to the tape to win
the junior boys 100 metres in

(Photo: Felipé Major/

Tribune staff)

TRIBUNE SPORTS |

@ JORDAN Prince Williams’ star sprinter Sheniqua Ferguson shows
her determination as she wins the senior girls’ 100 metres in 14.57.
(Photo: Felipé Major/Tribune staff)

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How they stand after day two of track and field championship

° Here is a look at the team standings at
the end of day two of the Bahamas Associ-
ation of Independent Secondary Schools
Sports Association’s Track and Field Cham-
pionships at the Thomas A. Robinson Track
and Field Stadium.

@ Overall Division
St. Augustine’s College... 629
Oiteen’s Colle Ge ssc sicissxecsseacassossceasssassees 461

















St JOHA Sinaia dironsasiancccaietnes 237
St; AMM e’S seas sscatbeapicsivsasvconsearsesarenseseess 225
Temple Christian .......s-.sssecssssssssessseess 192
Jordan Prince William ......... 189.50
Nassau Christian Academy ...........0.0.. 150
St. AMArew’s....scscssssesessesesssseseesnens 133.30
Kingsway Academy.......ssseeseees 58.50
Charles W. Saund els... 40
Aquinas College ..........- 26.50
Faith Temple Academy ....... cece: 13
Westminster College .....ssceseeenenenend
@ Bantam Division Combined

St. Augustine’s College... 143
Queen’s College........+ .. 103
DU ANNE'S: sscsiceesesivenssners 45-99)
Jordan Prince William ........ 149
Temple Christian Academy ... Al
St. John’s College oe 40
Charles W. Saunders........... sid
Nassau Christian Academy vied
St. Andrew's... wehd
Kingsway Academy.......ssccseeereecerenes 9

@ Junior Division Combined
St. Augustine’s College... 145
Oileen’s' Colleges siccisississcccoscisresasverseesis












St. John’s College wc cece
Jordan Prince William %
St: ANNE'S'ssscsisisissarsees ci
Temple Christian .........ccccseeeeeeeeeeee cH
Sts Amr Ow 'S ais cisystssssscscisssssxseansnsacceaents 35
Kingsway Academy..........0 28
Nassau Christian Academy .. 16
Faith Temple Academy ........:eeee 8
Aquinas College .....cceceneeenieeeneses 3
B Intermediate Division Combined

St. Augustine’s College... cece 171
Queen’s College... sl?)
St. John’s College . 74
St. Annie's ics ceasinree eal







Temple Christian... 04
Nassau Christian Academy .. AT
Jordan Prince William .......... 28
St ANEW Si ccs cccavessecsnasseis wee
Aquinas College ........ 7.50
Charles W. Saunders..s.isisescassscsisccseesaee 6
Kingsway Acadenyy........ 5.50
Faith Temple Academy «0.0... 5
@ Senior Division Combined

St. Augustine’s College... 170
Queen’s College.......... cee 101
Nassau Christian Academy ..... ...67

St: John’s: College .ssiiscssicsexs 106
St. Anne’s sss; 100
St. ANGrew Siisieinsisanscenare 2.500
Temple Christian Academy .............50



Jordan Prince William ........ es 49.50
Kingsway Academy

Aquinas College ....... ‘
Charles W. Saunde’s ...........ececeseeeeeeeeees 9
Westminster s..c.icssisssscsscvecsesasccssseesvassnceere

@ Bantam Girls








St. Augustine’s College... eee 80
Queen’s College.....cscssessserseenesseane 65
Jordan Prince William .......ccceeeees 28
St, ANNE'S isisiesissdsisrarda nei acsneutiiss 23

Temple Christian...

St. JOHN'S sscssssscssiss al8
St. Andrew’s........... 16
Kingsway Academy... cad
Charles W. Saunders............. Nassau Christian Academy ........cceceee 7

B@ Junior Girls







Queen’s College...

St. Augustine’s College

St. John’s College .......06

Jordan Prince William

St, AMGrew’ Siossscssyrcsvccsssscsseceteeriaaisirea snes [3
St AMNeG'S ancsicsrcarienennecarensens I
Kingsway Academy.. 10
Faith Temple sss cvessacesssvocoverssrsaves wad
Temple Christian Academy ..... 8
Nassau Christian Academy ......-esee 7

@ Intermediate Girls

St. Augustine’s College... 110
Queen's Colleges isi sicsscscsscsssaess 48
Temple Christian Academy .. oT
St. John’s College sav csccvscssqessenssecsesas 27

Nassau Christian Academy ......... faisases 19
Jordan Prince William oo... ees 19
St. Anne’S isssiscvecsseccseoss sk8










St. Andrew's vce 0]
Charles W. Saunders ..........cccsseseeeeeeeeee 6
Aquinas College .ssseceseesissnesenseen 3
Kingsway Academy... 1
@ Senior Girls

St. Augustine’s College... 98
Queen’s College. 65
St. Andrew’s.... 44,50
St. John’s College anos
Sti Anne’ S ceases icrmrnanoteriass 25
Jordan Prince William ......... 23.50

Temple Christian Academy

Nassau Christian Academy . wold
Kingsway Academy ........05 wold
Aquinas College .......5 6
Westminster College..... aD
Charles W. Saunders... 1
@ Bantam Boys

St. Augustine’s College... 63
Queen’s College. dS

St. ANNe’S siscccecssseccssscasscapanssre

Temple Christian Academy ... .23
St. John’s College ......ccccsesseees tee
Jordan Prince William ............ aed
Charles W. Saunders............ ali
Nassau Christian Academy snel3
St, AMGrew’ Sissi sersveyorniacsrstercrsessnesnearanecntegie 2
B Junior Boys

St. Augustine’s College... eee 74

Queen’s Colle ge.....ssscsescreresesssesinnenlnlt! 44
Jordan Prince William ocr 40
St. John’s College ..ccceceeccsseseeeseesnnees 34
Sts Anne Siccccsisnsiviaverasisssees KY)

Temple Christian Academy .
St. Andrew's...

Kingsway Academy

Nassau Christian Academy ..
Aquinas College .....

@ Intermediate Boys

Queen’s College......

St. Augustine’s College...

St. John’s College ...

Nassau Christian Academy ..
Temple Christian Academy .
St. Andrew’s .......065
Jordan Prince William
Faith Temple...........

Kingsway Academy
Aquinas College .....

B Senior Boys














St. Augustine’s College...
Nassau Christian Academy ......sseesesee

Queen’s College......
St. AMMe’S vvceceeeerecees

Temple Christian Academy .





Jordan Prince William ...ceccceceeseees

St. JOWI’S cece
Aquinas College .....

Charles W. Saunders...

St. Andrew’s ......
Kingsway Academy










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